The plain white cotton shirt is a classic wardrobe staple that finds a place in most wardrobes in some form. This soft white organic cotton shirting fabric is a slightly more relaxed affair than a formal shirting but we think that expands rather than limits its options. The colour here is very definitely a white – no hint of ivory or cream. That said, it’s not a ‘Dulux’ blue-white – we’d describe it as a slightly knocked-back chalk white; one which will illuminate your face and complement any colour you choose to put it with.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft white organic cotton shirting fabric is a plain-woven 100% organic cotton fabric. It’s similar to a cotton lawn in its structure, but with a little more body and structure than you’d expect from the average lawn.
What does this fabric feel like?
We think you’ll raise an eyebrow at the softness of this white organic cotton shirting fabric. We were surprised that a fabric with such a crisp presence and with no surface napping could be so soft and smooth. This is a fabric that will be beautifully comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Our white organic cotton shirting fabric has a crisp structure and falls into angled folds. In movement it swings with character and can hold a little shape. You can see how it drapes and moves 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?
A top or shirt will be perfectly lovely unlined, although the weight and light colour of this fabric mean that you will 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 definitely 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.
We’ve just discovered the ‘Misha’ shirt by Lenaline. We love the relaxed fit and the statement styling of those cuffs.
100% organic cotton
Wash separately at 30 or 40 degrees
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.