100% Linen 'Cruise' - Athens
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100% Linen ‘Cruise’ – Athens
- 148-150cm wide
- French Flax
- Made in Japan
The NEW Cruise Linen Collection is the perfect summer weight linen; a gorgeous weight for loose shirts and tops, full skirts and flowy dresses. This is lighter and a little sheerer than other linens in the Cloth Edit range, and it fills the mid-summer brief. This fabric isn’t too bulky when gathered, and is perfect for those on-trend multi-tiered dresses, and statement sleeves.
Homer's Odyssey describes the 'rosey-fingered dawn' of Athens, and this dusky, soft mushroom pink comes to mind, as I think of this ancient city waking with a bathing of rosey, gentle light.
This fabric is a bit transparent if you have light underneath the cloth, but when the fabric is around your body as a garment, this decreases that perception. Select flesh toned undergarments and in most cases you will be fine. Skirts may need a lawn lining or slip, but may not.
For your cloth edit consider: semi-fitted or looser shirts, blouses, tops and tunics; dresses (eg. wrap, fit and flare, tunic, shirt dresses); skirts (eg. wrap, gathered, pleated). It would be great in wide leg, loose pants or shorts in summer also.
We stock so many beautiful indie patterns that would be a perfect match with this Cotton fabric. Here are some suggestions:
- By Hand London – Hannah, Lizz, Sandeep, Tamzin, Anna
- Closet Core Patterns – Kalle, Cielo, Elodie, Charlie, Pauline Dress, Fiore
- Folkwear Patterns – Mexico Dress (and Top), Hapi and Haori, Japanese Kimono, Gaza Dress, Armistice Blouse, Walking Skirt.
- Friday Pattern Co. – Sagebrush Top, Square Neck, Top Wilder Gown, Davenport, Saltwater Slip Dress, Hughes Dress.
- Homer + Howells – Cissy, Ingrid.
- In The Folds – Collins Top
- I AM Patterns – Cassiopee, Gaia, Jain, Joy, Juliette, Lucienne, Sherazade, Cinderella, Irma, Diana
- Named Patterns – Reeta Shirt Dress, Helmi, Ninni, Inari
- Papercut Patterns – Array, Nexus, Sequence, Tide, Pinnacle, Meridian, Mirri, Maya, Tula
- Pauline Alice Patterns – Coeli, Sedavi, Calvari, Cami, Lliria, Mila
- Pattern Fantastique – Vali, Calyx, Celestial, Teia Dress, Mersis
- The Assembly Line – Cap Sleeve Shirt, Cuff Top, Cuff Dress, Oversized Shirt, Minimalist Kaftan, Wide Leg Jumpsuit
We recommend a gentle machine wash or hand washing linen. It is important not to wring the fabric or garment, so if you are handwashing, roll up in a towel to press out excess water. To ensure the long life of a garment, don’t tumble dry as this breaks down the fibres. If you do tumble dry the cloth, then do so on a cooler setting. It is preferable to wash inside out. Wash colours separately. Shake out the wet garment and dry flat (or on a hanger) in the shade. Use a warm/hot iron and spot test. You may need a water spray bottle to get rid of the wrinkles when you are ironing, or just embrace the beautiful crumpled look of the cloth ;-). Linen softens upon wearing and laundering.