We think this petrol blue viscose crepe fabric has the look of medieval stained glass, with its intricately-drawn pattern framed by a subtle diamond-shaped lattice. We’d describe this as a lighter-to-medium-weight dress fabric which would work equally well for easy-to-wear tops and tunics as well as draping dresses. There’s a 70s counterculture vibe to it which we’re rather taken with.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our petrol blue viscose crepe fabric is a 100% viscose cloth. Closely-woven with the softly-textured surface you’d expect in a crepe, you’ll need to take care to lay it out and pin carefully when working with it.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a slightly rippled surface texture as you’d expect from the twisted threads and weave structure used for a crepe fabric, but it is very soft to the touch. It will be cool and comfortable in warmer weather.
How does this fabric move?
This petrol blue viscose crepe fabric has a wonderful swing and drape. A length of it will move with life and elegance as you can see in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
Our petrol blue viscose crepe fabric has very good opacity for its weight; the depth of colour also helps. A top, blouse or tunic won’t need lining. You might choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress if you’re wearing it over hosiery simply to aid movement and add a little structure. A silhouette will be visible in front of bright sunlight but gathers and the print pattern will help obscure sharp lines.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and dresses are all options for this fabric. Draping, less structured designs are always going to be its forte. We used it for a version of the ‘Kingfisher’ Top from The Sewing Revival, with our ‘Mersea’ marled silver grey micromodal jersey fabric for the neck and sleeve bands as well as the centre front ruffle.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.