Rippling, layered, longer-length dresses and elegant draping blouses continue to be very much a part of current collections. We think this sofly-shaded lemon and brown floral viscose-linen fabric draws together spring colours and will perform as beautifully as it looks in the warmer weather.
What kind of fabric is this?
This fabric is an unusual blend of 70% viscose with 30% linen. Breathable and cool to wear, it’s a lighter-weight dress fabric which will also be fabulous as a shirt or blouse. We love the softly-bucolic colour combinations as well as the textured weave which arises from the linen content in the yarns used.
What does this fabric feel like?
Despite its textured appearance our lemon and brownblue floral viscose-linen fabric is delightfully cool and smooth to the touch. It will be perfectly comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric eager to be let loose in a garment design will allow it to move. It’s a lively fabric with the bounce that you’d expect from a cloth with linen content. A length of it will swing and drape with 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 soft lemon and brown floral viscose-linen fabric has good opacity for its weight and colour. A top, blouse or tunic won’t need lining but you’ll need to consider undergarments that don’t contrast with your skin colour. You will probably choose to line, layer or wear a half-slip under a skirt or dress if you’re wearing it over hosiery, although a flowing summer dress with plenty of fabric will work beautifully without a lining.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and dresses are all options for this delightfully-rippling fabric. Draping, less structured designs are always going to be its forte. For those of us used to more structure in our garments, the current trend for longer, flowing dresses is a daunting one. But if you want to leap in with both feet, the Wilder Gown by the Friday Pattern Company has become a firm favourite in recent months.
70% viscose, 30% linen
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.