Well no, of course we didn’t go out looking for giraffes. Who would? Yet we found them – and despite our aversion to animal prints of the ‘cutesy’ variety, we were bowled over by the print pattern on this rust and olive printed foulard fabric. Looking for all the world like a Victorian traveller’s sketchbook, this is a refined fabric with a stunning print. The palm trees, giraffes and storks dissolve into abstraction when this fabric drapes and folds.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our rust and olive printed foulard fabrics is a lightweight, finely-woven satin-like polyester but with a twill weave. You’ll be most familiar with a ‘foulard’ fabric in the shape of classic headscarves. This is an Italian fabric of quite exceptional quality. Although a polyester, it’s a fabric of real refinement and has surprisingly good opacity for its weight, due we think to the fine nature of the weave.
What does this fabric feel like?
This printed foulard fabric feels soft and silky, but also has a little crispness.
How does this fabric move?
Our giraffe-populated cream and olive printed foulard fabric has a beautifully-rippling drape as you can see from this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The close weave of this fabric means that despite its light weight and colour, you’ll simply want to pay a little attention to undergarments if wearing a blouse, top or tunic. It could also be used for a dress – but you’d definitely need a lining in order to provide the required opacity and structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
If you’re in search of pattern ideas, then you’ll want to know that this fabric is an option in our ClothSpot Slinky Shirt Kit – so perfect for a glamorous blouse!
It’s a design which should use the elegant draping qualities of this fabric particularly well, working as a daytime as well as an evening garment.
We suggest hand-washing this finely-woven fabric in order to avoid damaging it in a machine. See our Fabric care pages for more information.