This delightful ivory and soft mauve viscose twill fabric is the latest arrival of a fabric that we love. The 100% viscose composition offers softness, drape and breathability. We think it’s a grown-up and versatile fabric and the print in this one, derived from a classic paisley design, is particularly lovely, as is the rich, soft shade of mauve.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our ivory and mauve viscose twill fabric is 100% viscose (also known as rayon). It’s been woven as a twill with the distinctive diagonal weave pattern, in a cloth which we’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
Viscose twill fabrics tend to be very soft to the touch and this lovely print is no exception. It has a very smooth handle and will be beautifully comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As you’d expect with this type of fabric, our mauve viscose twill fabric has a beautiful drape. It gathers finely, falls into soft folds and moves 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 ivory and mauve viscose twill fabric lined up as a stylish shirt or tunic, ideal for ‘in-between’ seasons. However it would also work beautifully as a dress, especially one which made the most of its movement and its ability to create gathers without adding bulk.
We think the soft gathers and draping style of the ‘Armidale’ Dress from Style Arc is a great example of a design that would make the most of the qualities of this fabric.
Machine wash at 30 to 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.