Rippling, layered, longer-length dresses and elegant draping blouses continue to be very much a part of current collections. We don’t think there’s any reason to restrict a draping beauty such as this palm-printed teal blue viscose crepe-de-chine fabric to the summer months. We think a shirt, a flowing blouse or even a longer dress to layer under knitwear and over boots will work just as well in the winter months.
What kind of fabric is this?
This teal blue viscose crepe-de-chine fabric is a 100% viscose cloth. Closely-woven with the finely-textured surface you’d expect in a crepe-de-chine, we’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress or blouse fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a slightly rippled but refined and cool handle. It’s breathable so a good option for warmer weather. It’s very soft and gentle next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Whether you decide to use it on the cross or hang it straight, our orange and teal blue viscose crepe-de-chine fabric loves to flow and ripple. You’ll need to take care to lay it out and pin carefully when working with it. A length of it will swing and drape with life and elegance as you can see in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
Our palm-printed teal blue viscose crepe-de-chine fabric has surprisingly good opacity for its weight and colour. A top, blouse or tunic won’t need lining but you’ll need to consider undergarments that don’t contrast with your skin colour. You might choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress if you’re wearing it over hosiery.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and dresses are all options for this delightfully-vibrant fabric. Draping, less structured designs are always going to be its forte. For those of us used to more structure in our garments, the current trend for longer, flowing dresses is a daunting one. But if you want to leap in with both feet, the Wilder Gown by the Friday Pattern Company has become a firm favourite in recent months.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.