The plain white cotton shirt is a classic wardrobe staple that seems to have found its moment. It’s always been a bit of a favourite here at ClothSpot – easy to dress up as well as perfect for a more relaxed look. If you’re looking for a softer line then this plain white Pima cotton lawn fabric is perfect for a classic cotton shirt or summer top.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our plain white cotton lawn fabric is a lighter-weight, closely-woven cotton lawn. It’s woven from long-fibred ‘Pima’ cotton; strong, fine cotton yarn which results in a smooth, refined and high-quality cloth.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our plain white Pima cotton lawn fabric has the refined soft, smooth handle that you’d expect from a lighter-weight Pima lawn.
How does this fabric move?
The movement of this plain white Pima cotton lawn fabric is a soft, floating drape which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from this video.
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 might 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. It also works brilliantly as a breathable bodice lining or as a skirt lining.
If you’re considering a shirt then you might want to take a look at the ‘Archer’ Button Up Shirt pattern from Grainline Studio.
It’s our current favourite – we love the stylish horizontal lines of those slightly oversized pockets.
Wash separately at 30 or 40 degrees
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.