The ‘whimsy’ in this beautiful-quality Italian duck-gg viscose fabric is plain to see. Delightful florals and foliage on a background that sits somewhere between a blue and a green (but which leans slightly more towards a green) and cranes wandering through a Chinoiserie delight. Our duck-egg viscose fabric is a lighter-weight viscose, probably best suited to blouses, tops and tunics but with the right pattern and a lining (or slip) could carry a voluminous dress as well. It looks fabulous with camel, warm browns and purples as you can see from our combination images with Marne, Grenelle and Nightowl.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is is a high-quality, medium-to-lighter weight viscose fabric. It’s been woven in a plain weave pattern but with a very close weave that gives a very slightly lustrous satin finish. The print design is in a large scale (see our image with a ruler) and provides the opportunity to place the different colours and design elements strategically across your garment.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our printed duck egg viscose challis fabric has a particularly smooth handle. It will be cool and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As with most viscose fabrics, this is a cloth that loves to flow and ripple. You can see how this dramatic duck-egg viscose challis fabric 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?
The weave of this fabric is plain and very close, with good opacity for its weight due to the print design. You’ll be just fine with an unlined blouse or tunic and for less formal, more carefree occasions an unlined dress or skirt in this fabric will be perfectly acceptable, especially in draped designs. However a silhouette may be visible against the sun and so depending the design of a dress or skirt, a lining or a half-slip would be advisable for modesty as well as to help provide some structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think our Chinoiserie-inspired duck-egg viscose challis fabric will be perfect for tops, shirts, tunics and dresses too. Simple designs will make best use of its extraordinary print. The ‘Sadie’ Top from Style Arc will use the drape of this fabric in the distinctive sleeves and the simple shape will work well as a layer under a jacket or cardigan too.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.