Romantic, flowing ankle-length tea dresses and skirts continue to thrive on the fashion scene this season, as do gently-draping shirts and tops. This draping navy blue and mauve floral viscose fabric is our latest find, perfect for those easy-to-wear garments. We love the ivory highlights, the shadowy forest green stems and the delicate pink and mauve flowers.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our navy blue and mauve floral viscose fabric is a flat-woven 100% viscose fabric. We’d describe it as a medium-weight fabric for tops or blouses or as a lighter-weight dress fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a very soft handle; it’s breathable and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Whether you decide to use it on the cross or hang it straight, blue, ivory and mauve floral viscose fabric loves to flow and ripple. However it’s a it’s a stable fabric which we’ve found easy to work with. You can see how it drapes and moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
Our navy blue and mauve floral viscose fabric has decent opacity for its weight and 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 unless you’re planning to wear it for a less formal occasion as you might see a silhouette if you’re standing in front of the sun.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, blouses and tunics will be perfect choices. Skirts and dresses are also options, but they’ll need to be draping and less structured designs. The ‘Maggie’ Blouse from Style Arc is a pretty and easy pattern, perfect for this navy blue and mauve floral viscose fabric.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.