We love contemporary fabric designs but when we saw this delectable orange and green floral viscose challis fabric there was only one thought in our minds. This delicate 1930s-inspired print could have come straight out of the Durrells; the colour palette as well as the slightly impressionistic floral print design are a delight. It works with all manner of greens as well as earthy browns and fresh neutrals too.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is is a lovely-quality, medium-to-lighter weight viscose fabric with a subtle lustre to its finish. This amber and green floral viscose challis fabric has been woven in a plain weave pattern and has good opacity for its weight.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our gold and green floral viscose challis fabric has a particularly smooth handle. It will be cool, breathable and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As with most viscose fabrics, this is a cloth that loves to flow and ripple. You can see how this vintage-inspired viscose challis fabric moves and drapes 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?
The weave of this fabric is plain and fairly close; together with the colour and density of the print design this means it has very good opacity for its weight. You’ll be just fine with an unlined blouse or tunic and for less formal, more carefree occasions an unlined dress or skirt in this fabric will be perfectly acceptable, especially in draped designs. However a silhouette may be visible against the sun and so depending the design of a dress or skirt, a plain cotton lawn lining or a half-slip might be advisable.
What can I make with this fabric?
We love this contemporary interpretation of a tea dress from The Pattern Sewciety. Their ‘Margot Dress’ has simple lines, with an elegant V neck and gently-flared skirt that will make the most of the draping qualities of this 1930s gold and green floral viscose challis fabric.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. See our Fabric care pages for more information.