We can’t help but think this bronze linen blend fabric to be a classic summer cloth. It’s tremendously versatile, with the potential for a summer suit, elegant wide-legged trousers or perhaps a simple semi-fitted shift dress. The shade of brown here is a rich praline, lifted by the different yarn colours and the classic lightly-slubbed linen weave.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our bronze linen blend fabric is composed of 54% linen, 23% viscose and 23% polyester. The synthetic content is not enough to prevent this being a perfectly breathable fabric for the summer months, but will help with crease-resistance. The horizontal weft yarns in this cloth are a warm magnolia cream, woven into bitter chocolate warp and weft threads.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a crisp fabric which feels cool and very smooth to the touch. The composition means that it’s beautifully comfortable to wear next to the skin. As is usual with linen-rich fabrics, it will soften up with washing and wear but given its weave structure, composition and weight, it will retain some structure too.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric which moves with exquisite elegance. It’s not quite a freely-draping fabric but has a beautifully-lively movement. You can see how it moves in this video; bear in mind though that our sample here has not been washed and so will appear to have a little more structure than it will after being laundered and worn.
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?
Whether or not you decide to line this fabric depends on what you’re making. The right and wrong sides are nearly indistinguishable, meaning that unlined summer jackets are definitely an option, although seams will need finishing. A more fitted dress or jacket however, would need a lining to help provide the structure and to aid taking it on and off. Trousers or skirts need not be lined – this fabric has very good opacity for its weight, although you may want to add a half-lining in trousers or line a skirt in order to help with structure as well as movement over hosiery.
What can I make with this fabric?
Jackets, skirts and trousers as well as more structured dresses are all options for this supremely-versatile bronze linen blend fabric. Wide-legged trousers are very much the style of the moment and the newly-released ‘Genêt’ Pants from Deer & Doe would be perfect for this slightly formal summer fabric.
Linen is woven from flax which can be easily grown with fewer chemicals required to aid growth and process the fibres. It is generally considered to be one of the most sustainable types of fabric. Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such they are plant-based, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production. Polyester is a non-sustainable synthetic yarn however it can help provide longevity and durability to fabrics.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
54% linen, 23% viscose, 23% polyester
Machine wash separately at 30 to 40 degrees. We recommend overlocking or zig-zagging the edges to prevent fraying.
Machine wash at 30 to 40 degrees. We recommend spot- or dry-cleaning if you line your garment. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.