There was no chance of us letting this fabulously-fluid lavender viscose jacquard fabric slip through our fingers. Although of course that’s exactly what it does when you pick it up. We adore the grown-up geometric self-woven design of this fabric as well as the unusual puce and lavender colour combination.
What kind of fabric is this?
This draping fabric is chiefly a viscose, with some acrylic content too. the main body of the fabric is constructed in a twill weave, with the repeated geometric tessellations picked out in a satin. We’d describe it as a medium-weight dress fabric; it has a little more substance than you might expect, especially when you have a metre or two in your hands.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our fluid lavender viscose jacquard fabric has a beautifully soft feel. The predominant viscose content gives it a little breathability and it will be comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with real life in its movement as well as its colour. It has a fabulous rippling drape which will bring any garment to life. It falls into beautifully-rounded folds and moves with a swing. You can see how it drapes and moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
Our lavender viscose jacquard fabric has very good opacity for its weight. A top, blouse or tunic won’t need lining. You might choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress in order to enable it to move across hosiery and add some weight. It’s a fabric that lends itself to more draping than structured designs however if you do opt for a more fitted silhouette then a lining will help with this.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and tunics will be perfect choices. Skirts and dresses are also options, but they’ll probably be draping and less structured designs. Flowing trousers, perhaps with a pleat or two, would also be beautifully elegant. We think it would be an unusual but fabulous fabric to use for this Marilyn Dress from Style Arc.
58% viscose, 42% acrylic
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.