Friday, September 11, 2015

Fabric Friday: Liberty and Chambray

This Fabric Friday we're sharing a combination we're currently really crushing on: Liberty of London Tana Lawns paired with chambrays. (Actually we have a considerably larger collection of chambrays in store than currently online, so we might need to update the web shop!)

'Bourton' pocket on 'Otter' chambray. (Deer and Doe Arum dress, soon to be revealed!)

Chambray is a plain-weave cotton in a versatile mid-shirting-weight, generally with quite nice drape, excellent for shirts, skirts, dresses and more. It has a characteristic weave of coloured yarn in the warp and white in the weft, creating a softly mottled effect. It's similar to the look of denim but without denim's twill weave, which creates a diagonal line.

Here's 'Phoebe' with a classic blue chambray in our shop sample Adelaide Sundress.


'Byrne' with its darker tones is set off nicely by this bright yellow/green. (Okay, technically probably a crossweave or shot cotton but it lives on the chambray shelf!)
 'Ten Six' is good friends with this silvery-grey chambray.
 'Sarah' plays well with this green/black crossweave.
And below is Bourton and Otter again, demonstrating the visual pleasure of the sewing process with Liberty and chambray! Because  enjoying the process is often just as important as the outcome, isn't it?
Liberty and Chambray... come and find your perfect pairing at The Drapery!

- Jane & Fiona xx

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