Our latest fine silk is this antique pink silk foulard fabric. With its characteristic super-fine twill weave (as is often used in silk headscarves, hence ‘foulard’ this fabric is the latest silk to join us from a high-end designer and their Italian manufacturers. The shade of pink here is a soft, muted plaster pink – cool one minute; warm the next. It’s a very ‘now colour and works wonderfully with a number of the wools and bouclé fabrics currently in our collections.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a 100% silk fabric. Finely woven in a refined diagonal twill weave, we’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress or blouse fabric. It has a slight lustre to its finish. The weight per square metre is 80 grammes.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a beautifully soft handle but with just a hint of crispness. It’s breathable so a good option for warmer weather. It’s supremely soft and gentle next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Our antique pink silk foulard fabric, billows and ripples, with the twill weave lending just a little crispness so that it doesn’t collapse completely when folded. 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.
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?
Our antique pink silk foulard fabric has excellent opacity for its weight. A top, blouse or tunic won’t need lining although you’ll need to consider your undergarments; the smoother the better. You will probably want to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress if you’re wearing it over hosiery in order to give it some freedom of movement.
What can I make with this fabric?
Draping, less structured designs are always going to be its forte. We’re offering it as an option for our Silk Shirt Kit which uses the ‘Mélilot Shirt by Deer & Doe patterns; we like the covered front button placket and the simplicity of the sleeve construction.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.