90% Linen 10% Silk – Impressions ~ 'Golden Hour' (Sold in Panels)
- Fabric is sold in PANELS.
- '1' = 1 Panel, which is approx. 77-78cm.
- For example: 3 Panels would be approx. 2.31m-2.34m.
- The panels are left as a continuous piece.
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90% Linen 10% Silk – Impressions ~ 'Golden Hour'
- The repeat/panel is approx. approx. 78cm
- 140cm wide
- 90% Linen 10% Silk
Impressions 'Lakeside' and 'Golden Hour', the latest additions to the Cloth Edit Linen | Silk Collection, are stunning border prints. One side (the top) of the 'Golden Hour' print features dappled antique gold, orange, yellow and soft greys, complete with brief blue intervals. The touches of white echo light play, reminiscent of the Impressionists. As your eye moves to the lower border (bottom), the muted dappling gives way to bright, generous blooms of elegant white, cream, yellows, pinks, blue, orange and red. The foliage includes greys, browns and greens. Of course, this could be an elegant special occasion dress, but it’s also very wearable, and perfect for your ‘go to’ dress this summer. The appearance of tan and white make it a perfect match for your favourite summer sandals, or white sneakers. This beguiling fabric deserves many outings. We suggest at least 3-4 panels to give you pattern placement options. For full skirts you may need more.
The brighter and more distinct flowers stretch up the fabric to the 73cm mark. As such, the remaining 67cm from the 'top' features the more Impressionistic portions. Cut your dress according to the fabric gradient (i.e the more Impressionistic section at the top/bodice), or capture the bold blooms in the bodice or the sleeves. The Homer and Howells’ Ingrid dress, with its bodice tucks, would enable fantastic effects with the print. (See more pattern suggestions below). The last images are 4:3 and indicate the full width of the fabric.
The Linen | Silk blend is a superb fabric. It creases a little, but not as much as a 100% linen. It is 140cm wide, is lighter weight than regular linens, and so soft and cool against the skin. The drape is amazing. It’s washable by hand or (at own risk) on a very delicate, cool, machine wash cycle (in a mesh washing bag). See Cloth Care notes below.
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, midi, gathered, pleated). It would be great in pants or shorts also.
We stock so many beautiful indie patterns that would be a perfect match with this Linen/Silk. Here are some suggestions:
- Closet Core Patterns – Kalle, Cielo, Elodie, Charlie, Fiore, Pauline Dress
- Folkwear Patterns – Mexico Dress (and Top), Hapi and Haori, Japanese Kimono, Gaza Dress.
- Friday Pattern Co. – Adrianna Dress, Hughes Dress, Sagebrush Top, Square Neck, Top Wilder Gown, Davenport, Saltwater Slip Dress.
- Homer + Howells – Cissy, Ingrid.
- In The Folds – Collins Top, Acton Dress.
- I AM Patterns – Cassiopee, Gaia, Jain, Joy, Juliette, Lucienne, Sherazade, Cinderella, Irma
- Named Patterns – Helmi (Tunic or Blouse), Reeta Shirt Dress
- Papercut Patterns – Array, Nexus, Sequence, Aura, Tide, Pinnacle,
- Pauline Alice Patterns – Coeli, Vera, Sedavi, Calvari, Cami
- Pattern Fantastique – Mersis, Vali, Calyx, Celestial, Teia Dress
The Assembly Line – Cap Sleeve Shirt, Cuff Top, Cuff Dress, Oversized Shirt
The general advice is to Dry Clean silk, BUT this is only 10% Silk and so you could certainly hand wash this fabric. If you machine wash, then use a delicate cycle, and use a gentle detergent such as a baby shampoo or specialist silk detergent as the chemicals and bleach in regular washing liquids and powders may damage the silk. Use a mesh washing bag. For hand-washing and machine washing use cool water. Hot water is harmful to the silk fibre. Do not bleach, wring, or tumble dry. Do not spot clean silk. Wash colours separately. Wash inside out and dry flat or on a soft finish hanger in shade. Use a warm iron and spot test.