100% Japanese Cotton Voile - Majorelle *NEW*
- 140cm wide
- Quality cotton voile
- approx. 100gsm
- Direction of print is not discernible
The vibrant print, with its unique combination of blues and orange, takes inspiration from the Majorelle Gardens. Jacques Majorelle designed the iconic gardens in the heart of Marrakech in 1924. At the hub of the gardens is a villa (now a museum) which is decorated in the striking blue and orange. Yves Saint Laurent bought the Gardens in the 1980s to prevent the land becoming a hotel, and to maintain this haven of beauty amongst the bustle of the city. I hope this print brings you a little Majorelle sublimity.
This new cotton print is a beautiful combination of aqua, royal blue, mint, purple, gold, orange, turquoise, and other colours. The cloth is not a loose weave like some other voiles. It looks a little gauzey, but it has more of the drape, body and feel of an organza. It's really unique and would be amazing for statement dresses. It will hold a full sleeve, and provide gorgeous floaty movement in a skirt. Of course it will press and behave perfectly in pleats and darts, if you are after something more fitted. You may not need to line skirts if there is fullness in the design.
For your cloth edit consider: loose tops/blouses/shirts or wrap tops. The fabric is light but holds some shape so consider dresses such as wraps, tunics, and shirt dresses. A full or wrap skirt would also be beautiful.
We stock so many beautiful indie patterns that would be a perfect match with this Cotton fabric. Here are some suggestions:
- The Avid Seamstress - The Blouse, The Everyday Shirt, The Raglan Dress, The Day Dress, The Pyjama Bottoms
- Atelier Scammit - Petites Choses, Artesane, Astree, Vertige, Zephir
- By Hand London – Anna, Hannah, Liz, Sandeep, Tamzin
- Closet Core Patterns – Cielo, Elodie, Charlie, Carolyn, Pauline, Kalle
- Folkwear Patterns – Mexico Dress (and Top), Hapi and Haori, Japanese Kimono, Walking Skirt
- Friday Pattern Co. – Sagebrush Top, Square Neck, Top Wilder Gown, Davenport, Hughes.
- Homer + Howells – Cissy, Ingrid.
- I AM Patterns – Barbara, Cassiopee, Gaia, Jain, Joy, Juliette, Lucienne, Sherazade, Cinderella, Irma, Octarine
- Maison Fauve - Tilda, Penelope, Zenith, Atlas, Lauren
- Named Patterns – Helmi (Tunic or Blouse), Reeta Shirt Dress, Ninni, Valo
- Papercut Patterns – Array, Nexus, Sequence, Tide, Ashling, Estella, Tula, Celestia, Pinnacle
- Pauline Alice Patterns – Calvari, Cami Shirt Dress, Lliria, Ibi.
- Pattern Fantastique – Mersis, Vali, Calyx, Celestial, Vali
- The Assembly Line – Cap Sleeve Shirt, Cuff Top, Cuff Dress, Oversized Shirt
While cotton can generally be machine washed and tumble dried without any problem, this is a lightweight and delicate fabric, so take more care of the cloth/garment, so hand wash or and use a short / delicate cycle and place inside a mesh washing bag. Wash colours separately. The finished garment will last longer and look better if it is shaken out when wet, and placed on a hanger to dry. Tumble drying will shorten the life of the garment, and potentially damage the jacquard effect. Do Not Tumble Dry. To prevent fading, wash inside out and dry in the shade. Cotton needs a warm to hot iron. Conduct a spot test. Cotton is dry cleanable.