We must confess that when we selected this dynamic abstract painted cotton lawn fabric, we weren’t expecting ducks. But ducks, apparently, are what we have. And we consider ourselves none the worse off for that fact, despite the fact that we tend to avoid ‘that’ kind of print as a general rule.
We were drawn to this fabulous painted cotton lawn fabric both because of the colour as well as the energy of the print pattern. Those earthy olive, chartreuse and teal green colours, calmed by silver grey, powder blue and neutrals. The effect was one of looking across the winter landscape of the Fenlands surrounding ClothSpot. Moreover it worked so beautifully with our current collections and so we had to have it. It was only when we laid it out to steam and drape for our photography that the ducks appeared, flying over the breezy print pattern. They’ll be there for you if you want them to be – but we suspect that as in reality, they’ll disappear into the reeds if you’re not looking to carefully.
With a refined, fine weave and a gently-crisp handle, we think our painted cotton lawn fabric is a lighter-weight Pima cotton lawn fabric, perfect for cross-season layering or warmer-weather wear in its own right. The close weave and the print pattern remove the need for lining a top or tunic, although for a dress you might want to look at one of our Plain 100% cotton lawn fabrics just to add bring a little modesty and substance to the proceedings.
The movement of this painted cotton lawn fabric is a softly-wafting drape which will catch a breeze with elegance, as you can see from this video.
We think this fabric is perfect for summer tops and blouses – and, we think, gently-falling maxi dresses. We’d be inclined to make the most of its lighter weight with ruches and softly-rolling gathers, bringing body and movement to a garment without bulkiness. However the colour palette here embodies some classic mid-century tones and so we wonder if a simple fitted blouse with a vintage air might not be an option. A favourite of ours is this collection of blouses from New Look – we love the collar style in particular.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.