Similar in origin and manufacture to Tencel, lyocell fabrics share the same qualities, including a distinctive and unmistakeable softness coupled with a graceful fall and a muted lustre. The twill weave of this draping caramel lyocell twill fabric enhances its drape and the slightly sandwashed finish brings a relaxed subtlety to the colour. The shade of toffee-like dark gold is a fabulous colour. It creates drama, but will work beautifully with browns, mauves, natural palettes and fresh neutrals too.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our caramel lyocell twill fabric is a 80% lyocell (similar to Tencel but not manufactured under the same license) and 20% polyester. It’s a medium weight dress fabric (210 gsm) with a closely-woven twill weave; slightly more accentuated on the right side. Lyocell fabrics are are breathable fabrics and resist fading.
There’s no ease in this fabric except for a little give on the bias, so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your fabric to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth, bouncing fabric; cool and soft to the touch and supremely comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This richly-coloured caramel lyocell twill fabric is a lively cloth which falls and swings beautifully, but which will hold a shape with character. You can see how it moves 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 made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, you may need a half-slip or lining to enable this fabric to move against your body. A dress or skirt may reveal a faint silhouette when backed by sunlight, but not obviously so.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our caramel lyocell twill fabric is a versatile fabric which we think will lend itself to shirts, tunics and dresses. Loosely-fitted trousers will also be an option, as will warmer-weather jumpsuits. We think it’s perfect for a draping version of the Cuff Top from Assembly Line.
80% lyocell, 20% polyester.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.