100% Cotton Lawn – Navy and White 'Tiles'
I have been waiting in anticipation for this fabric, and it is everything I imagined. It is a soft lawn designer / dead stock. It is stunning smaller scale print, reminiscent of classic Mediterranean tile designs. This could be a cool and breezy dress or an amazing shirt. There is enough navy in this to not warrant lining. You will probably just need flesh toned underwear. The size of the circles at the centre of each ‘tile’ is 5mm. 136cm wide.
For your cloth edit consider: semi-fitted or looser shirts, blouses, tops and tunics; dresses (eg. wrap, tunic, shirt dresses), skirts (eg. wrap, midi, gathered, pleated).
We stock so many beautiful indie patterns that would be a perfect match with this Cotton fabric. Here are some suggestions:
- Closet Core Patterns – Kalle, Cielo, Elodie, Charlie, Pauline Dress
- Folkwear Patterns – Mexico Dress (and Top), Hapi and Haori, Japanese Kimono, Gaza Dress.
- Friday Pattern Co. – Sagebrush Top, Square Neck, Top Wilder Gown, Davenport, Saltwater Slip Dress.
- Homer + Howells – Cissy, Ingrid.
- In The Folds – Collins Top
- I AM Patterns – Cassiopee, Gaia, Hermes, Jane, Joy, Juliette, Lucienne, Sherazade, Cinderella, Irma
- Named Patterns – Helmi (Tunic or Blouse), Reeta Shirt Dress
- Nina Lee — Bakerloo, Bloomsbury, Kew Dress and Skirt, Park Lane Dress and Blouse
- Papercut Patterns – Array, Nexus, Sequence, Aura, Tide, Pinnacle,
- Pauline Alice Patterns – Coeli, Vera, Sedavi, Calvari, Cami Shirt Dress.
- Pattern Fantastique – Mersis, Vali, Calyx, Celestial, Teia Dress
- The Assembly Line – Cap Sleeve Shirt, Cuff Top, Cuff Dress, Oversized Shirt, Tie Bow Blouse
Cotton is an easy care fibre as it is strong when wet, and so it can be machine washed. Nevertheless, this is a lawn fabric, so take come care. Use a mesh garment bag, use a gentle setting, shake out when wet and place on a hanger to dry (or dry flat). To prevent fading, wash inside out and dry in the shade. Cotton can take a hot iron but start on a cooler setting, spot test, and iron on the wrong side. Use a pressing cloth to prevent over ironing ‘shine’.