How could we not have included this extraordinary multicoloured chiffon fabric in our collection? We didn’t think it possible that a single fabric could include so many vibrant colours – yet somehow remain a coherent, considered design. We struggled with how to describe it – the overall pattern groups colours together in different families so you can choose where to cut for best impact.
We’ve included here a picture of this exceptional multicoloured chiffon fabric laid out on our cutting table. Here it’s all ready for use in the sample jacket we couldn’t resist making, in order to show how this wonderful, draping, rippling fabric might work. We were struck by its similarity to 20th century stained glass. (We also loved the way it echoed the shapes made by our model’s hair, although that’s just a happy coincidence, we know).
Our kaleidoscopic multicoloured chiffon fabric is obviously a fairly sheer fabric. However the spray-dyed colours are quite strong and the fabric colours only intensify with a double layer. We think this makes self-lining and facing perfectly viable options. With a single layer you’ll need to preserve your modesty – but try layering as a means of doing that. We’ve done that in our image with our Deepest purple shot chiffon fabric. Draping wraps, kimonos and tunics – or even more fitted blouses are all options.
As a sheer, our multicoloured chiffon fabric is obviously not as stable to work with as a more robust woven cloth. However, although we took a little more time and care when working with it, we didn’t need to stabilise it beyond careful pinning and cutting. This is a fairly robust medium-weight chiffon which doesn’t mind being worn. It’s a polyester fabric so is fairly crease-resistant and comparatively robust for its weight. We used French seams for exposed joins and our pinking shears to finish enclosed seams in order to prevent fraying.
This multicoloured chiffon fabric is 150cm wide – a crazy, joyous eyeful in every metre.