Plain white cotton shirts and tops are a summer classic but how to take them up a notch from the workaday? We think the answer is this self-spotted white cotton lawn fabric. With dots incorporated into the weave of the fabric, this cloth stays firmly in the ‘unfussy’ stable whilst at the same time offering texture and interest to take it up a notch.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our self-spotted white cotton lawn fabric is a lighter-weight, closely-woven 100% cotton lawn. Dots of 1.4cm in diameter are woven into the lawn weave in a geometric pattern, each dot constructed by joining adjacent yarns together within the weave pattern. Technically this makes it a ‘dobby’, a classic decorative cotton lawn.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our self-spotted white cotton lawn fabric has the refined soft, smooth handle that you’d expect from a cotton lawn. It will be beautifully comfortable next the skin and cool to wear in warmer weather.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this self-spotted white cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating drape which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from 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?
A top or shirt will be perfectly lovely unlined, although the weight and light colour of this fabric mean that you might want to pay attention to the colour of your undergarments. You’d probably choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress unless you’re planning to wear it for a less formal occasion since your silhouette will be visible if you’re standing in front of the sun.
What can I make with this fabric?
This is the perfect fabric for tops and blouses, to wear over denim, or to take up a notch when paired with one of our classic cotton drill fabrics.
We’re contemplating a version of the popular ‘Cielo’ Top from Closet Core patterns, since we think it will hold the soft shape of those lantern sleeves with elegance.
Wash separately at 30 or 40 degrees
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.