We’re used to the idea of wearing linen in the warmer months but this pink, blue and green floral linen-viscose fabric will challenge your preconceptions. We love the 70s vibe of the print pattern on this, as well as the structured palette. However it’s the weight of the fabric that confounds – this isn’t a blouse-weight linen – it’s very much the weight you’d want for trousers, a skirt, a dress – a jacket, even. And we love a bit of confounding.
What kind of fabric is this?
This fabric is a blend of 55% linen with 45% viscose. Breathable and cool to wear, it’s a definite medium-weight dress fabric which will also be fabulous as summer separates.
Don’t forget that there’s no ease in linen fabrics so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your linen to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting. We usually anticipate up to 5% shrinkage.
What does this fabric feel like?
Despite its textured appearance our blue, pink and green floral linen-viscose fabric is delightfully cool and very slightly textured to the touch. It will be perfectly comfortable next to the skin. As is usual with linen fabrics, it will soften up with washing and wear but given its weave structure and weight, it will retain some structure too.
How does this fabric move?
This is a classic linen blend fabric with the bounce that you’d expect from this type of cloth. Bear in mind though that our sample here has not been washed and so will appear to have more structure in the following video 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?
Our powder blue, wine and green floral linen-viscose fabric has good opacity for its weight and colour. A dress or tunic might need lining both for bodice structure and for movement over hosiery, although equally a less-structured summer dress or skirt over bare legs will work beautifully without a lining.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tunics and dresses are both options for this colourful floral linen blend fabric, as are trousers, skirts and even summer jackets. Designs which have a little shape, as well as movement, will make the most of this fabric. Judy had rave reviews for her version of the ‘Eva’ Dress from Tessuti last year; we think this fabric would be perfect for this type of dress.
55% linen, 45% viscose
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.