This fabric is the embodiment of a summer evening; the golden light of the setting sun casting onto the rippling folds of a luxe jumpsuit or perhaps palazzo pants catching the breeze. This soft terracotta cupro blend fabric is a medium-weight dress fabric with excellent opacity for its weight. As well as summer trousers it would make a delightful draping dress; the fabric is fine enough to cope with gathers and folds.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft terracotta cupro blend fabric is a combination of 57% cupro and 43% viscose in a close crepe-like weave. The surface of the fabric has been treated to suggest a sandwashed texture which adds to the sense of depth and movement. To find out more about viscose fabrics and how to work with them, visit our ‘All about…working with viscose fabrics’ blog post.
What does this fabric feel like?
Viscose fabrics tend to be very soft to the touch and this unusual cloth is no exception. It has a very smooth handle with a slight lustre and will be beautifully comfortable as well as breathable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As you’d expect with a crepe fabric containing viscose, our soft terracotta cupro blend fabric has an exceptional rippling drape. It gathers well, falling into soft folds and moving with fluidity. You can see how it moves and drapes 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?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic for modesty purposes, since this is a fabric with excellent opacity for its weight. However a skirt or dress may need a lining or a half-slip to enable movement against the body, especially over hosiery. You’d also need to line it for strength if you were making a more structured garment such as a fitted bodice for a dress – in which case a self-lining would work well in terms of structure and comfort. However we’d suggest that draping designs are going to work better with a fabric of this type.
What can I make with this fabric?
We have this unusual fabric lined up as wide-legged palazzo trousers or a flowing dress. The colour palette makes it perfect for sophisticated summer evening wear, when it would work beautifully as a top or even a jumpsuit, especially one which made the most of its movement and its ability to create gathers without adding bulk.
We think the wider legs of the ‘Riva’ Jumpsuit from Fibre Mood would make the most of the draping qualities of this fabric.
Viscose and cupro fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood; they may also be created from recycled garments. As such it is a plant-based fabric, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
57% cupro, 43% viscose
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.