This crisp white and pale blue striped linen mix fabric is an absolute classic. Fresh in from Spain, it has all the quality and easy style that you’d expect. It will be as straightforward to wear as it will to work with. The shade of blue here is the clear pale blue of a chambray or almost-faded denim.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our pale blue striped linen mix fabric is a blend of linen and cotton; the cotton content is the highest at 64%, hence its cool crispness, but the 36% linen element is unmistakeable and gives this refreshing fabric its light coolness. The stripes are woven in, not dyed, with the white stripes coming in at 3mm and the blue at 4mm. Please note that those stripes run horizontally across the fabric – which is unusual in a shirting! However at 152cm, this is a wide fabric, so there’s plenty of scope to reposition pattern pieces for a vertical stripe if that’s what you’d prefer.
We’d describe it as a good shirt weight, albeit with a slightly less close weave than the usual shirting fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric which is smooth and cool to the touch; it feels like a very crisp cloth but is both pliable and stable and will be beautifully-comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Our white and pale blue striped linen mix fabric has lots of life to it. It holds a shape due to the different yarns used; it isn’t a draping fabric but wafts coolly. 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?
As a shirt or top, this pale blue striped linen mix fabric will work wonderfully by itself and won’t need a lining, although you’re going to want to wear non-contrasting undergarments As a dress, it might require some additional structure in the bodice. This is a fabric that will reveal some silhouette with the sun behind it, consequently a half-slip might be required unless you’re happy with a more voluminous or relaxed style of dress (we wouldn’t hesitate to go with a single layer o a warm summer’s day, but you might!)
What can I make with this fabric?
Overshirts, summer maxi dresses, tunics and tops are all options for this fresh blue striped linen mix fabric. The Assembly Line have a pattern for the ultimate Oversized Shirt – perfect for the crisp structure inherent in this fabric.
36% linen, 64% cotton
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.