This cream and burgundy printed viscose twill fabric fulfils so many of our ‘must-haves’ that it’s hard to know where to start. We love the abstract ikat-influenced print design – and of course the 100% viscose composition offers softness, drape and breathability. We think it’s a grown-up and versatile fabric and we’re busy collecting a number of other colourways and print designs.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our burgundy printed viscose twill fabric is 100% viscose (also known as rayon). It’s been woven as a twill with the distinctive diagonal weave pattern, in a cloth which we’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress fabric. The colours in the print are warm, ranging from almost-purple to rust, burgundy, coffee and a fresh shade of cream.
What does this fabric feel like?
Viscose twill fabrics tend to be very soft to the touch and this lovely print is no exception. It has a very smooth handle and will be beautifully-comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As you’d expect with this type of fabric, our burgundy printed viscose twill fabric has a beautiful drape. It gathers finely, falls into soft folds and moves with fluidity. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video:
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic for modesty purposes, since this is a fabric with excellent opacity for its weight. However a skirt or dress may need a lining or a half-slip to enable movement against the body, especially over hosiery. You’d also need to line it for strength if you were making a more structured garment such as a fitted bodice for a dress – in which case a self-lining would work well in terms of structure and comfort. However we’d suggest that draping designs are going to work better with a fabric of this type.
What can I make with this fabric?
We have this cream and burgundy printed viscose twill fabric lined up as a stylish shirt or tunic, ideal for ‘in-between’ seasons. However it would also work beautifully as a dress, especially one which made the most of its movement and its ability to create gathers without adding bulk.
We’ve used this fabric with great success as an ‘Olya’ dress – its fluidity works beautifully for this oversized and draping shirt-based design.
Machine wash at 30 to 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.