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100% Linen - Legally Plaid

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This Fabric is sold in units of 50cm (= .5m; ½ m).    For example, if you would like 2.5m, then enter the quantity ‘5’.  As Cloth Edit only receives limited quantities of each fabric, err on the side of caution when ordering.   Take into account any additional length etc.
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100% Linen - Legally Plaid (Pink)

I have been searching for linen checks and plaids as another option for suiting, but to also provide the inspiration for pattern clashing and interesting combinations.  This is classic, but also unique and fun.  It is a black, white and pink plaid, and if I was pressed to name the pink, I’d call it a ‘dusty rose’.  It was a challenge to get the colour right in the images, but if anything, the actual fabric is a bit darker and the pink is dustier (pared back and sophisticated).  It looks stylish with white and black, but it is chic with the pale pink silk/cotton, and the black dot cotton from the Cloth Edit range. For confident ‘clashers’ try the Rose Phase viscose for unmatched individuality.  Don’t forget about this cloth featuring solo though.  It would be stunning as a dress, jacket, light coat, pants, vests or shorts.  Imagine a suit!  The weave seems to ensure the creases don’t take hold as much.  It’s lovely and wide so that pencil skirt you have in mind will probably only take a metre ;-). 

For your cloth edit consider:  boxy tops, tunics, dresses (eg. wrap, fit and flare, trapeze, tunic, shift, sheath, shirt dresses), loose to semi-fitted pants/trousers/shorts jumpsuits and overalls, jackets, skirts (eg. A Line, pencil, wrap, midi, pleated). 

Here are some indie sewing pattern suggestions:

  • Closet Core Patterns – Cielo, Jenny overall or trousers, Fiore, Pietra, Sienna
  • Folkwear Patterns – Hapi and Haori, Old Mexico Dress
  • In The Folds – Collins Top, Acton Dress, Darlow pants, Flynn jacket (everything!).
  • Named Patterns – Helmi shirt or dress, Reeta Shirt Dress, Ninni pants
  • I AM Patterns – Joy, Jain, Armor
  • Papercut Patterns – Array, Axis, Meridian, Pinnacle, Pallisade, Stacker
  • Pauline Alice Patterns – Mila jumpsuit, Romero pants, Rosari skirt.
Linen is a natural fibre and as such cannot be ‘uniform’ in the way man-made fibres can.  What used to be considered ‘irregularities’ in the cloth (such as slubs or irregular lumps and bumps), are now universally embraced as part of the aesthetic appeal of this cloth.   

 Type of Cloth

 Woven Plaid; Yarn Dyed

Fibre Content

 100% Linen

Width

 146cm

Weight / GSM

 Mid Weight; approx. 220gsm 

Colour

 Pink, Black, White

Stretch/Grain

 None

Stretch/Cross Grain

 None

Hand

 Quite smooth and soft; only a slight texture

Finish

 Matt

Transparency

 Opaque

Drapability

 Soft folds away from the body

 Cloth Care:

We recommend a gentle machine wash or hand washing.  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.  Do not tumble dry.  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.  Linen softens upon wearing and laundering.
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100% Linen - Legally Plaid

100% Linen - Legally Plaid

$17.45
Fabric (eg. 2.5m = '5')
Fabric Swatch Only
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