Rippling, layered, longer-length dresses and elegant draping blouses continue to be very much a part of current collections. They cross seasons; cool and wafting in the warmer months, perfect for layering in colder weather. Draping, breathable fabrics like this bluebell blue spotted viscose crepe-de-chine fabric are immensely versatile.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our blue spotted viscose crepe-de-chine is a 100% viscose cloth. Closely-woven with the finely-textured surface you’d expect in a crepe-de-chine, we’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress fabric albeit with very good opacity for its weight.
What does this fabric feel like?
This fabric has a slightly rippled but refined and cool handle. It’s breathable so a good option for warmer weather; it’s also cool and gentle next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This timeless blue spotted viscose crepe-de-chine fabric has a wonderful swing and drape. You’ll need to take care to lay it out and pin carefully when working with it. A length of it will move with life 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 blue spotted viscose crepe-de-chine fabric has very good opacity for its weight; the depth of colour also helps. 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 if you’re wearing it over hosiery simply to aid movement and add a little structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and dresses are all options for this fabric. Draping, less structured designs are always going to be its forte. The trend for longer, flowing skirts and dresses continues to prevail – and this dress from Butterick (B6678) reflects that fashion. It has a nicely-fitted empire waistline which will avoid the appearance of being swamped.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.