Here’s a classic fabric that will elevate your summer wardrobe but also do duty through other seasons too. It’s a blend of sustainable Tencel, viscose and linen, in a classic shade of ivory, perfect for light-hearted summer dressing and with a vintage look and feel. This delightful ivory Tencel-viscose fabric is closely-woven, with the subtle lustre you’d expect from a Tencel fabric, but with the lightly-slubbed texture associated with a refined linen. Blouses, draping dresses and lingerie are all options for a fabric that will delight with the rest of your wardrobe; whether vibrant brights or earthy neutral palettes.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our draping ivory Tencel-viscose fabric is a blend of Tencel and viscose (34% each) with a little polyester and linen. We’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress fabric which has good opacity for its weight. It’s closely woven in a plain weave pattern with distinct but refined slubs in the weave.
There’s no ease in this fabric except for a little give on the bias, so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your fabric to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth, bouncing fabric; cool and soft to the touch and supremely comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Our ivory Tencel-viscose fabric is a lively cloth which falls and swings beautifully, but which will hold a shape with character. You can see how it moves 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?
As a dress, you’d certainly need to line this ivory Tencel-viscose fabric, either with a self-lining for bodice structure, or with a lawn, a self-lining or a half-slip for modesty in the lower half. As a blouse, we’d suggest that caution paid to your undergarments so that they don’t contrast with your skin tone, will suffice for most; a camisole might be an option you’d prefer, unless you’re planning to layer it as an overshirt.
What can I make with this fabric?
This ivory Tencel-viscose fabric is a beautiful classic fabric which we think will lend itself to shirts, tunics and dresses with plenty of volume. The ‘Block Tee’ from Paper Theory has some clever cutting lines for a simple T-shirt and the gentle structure of this fabric would work well for this design.
34% Tencel, 34% viscose, 17% polyester, 15% linen
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.