Slubby Linen and Cupro

Slubby Linen and Cupro

If like the rest of us here at Fabworks HQ, you’re loving this fabulous weather and making the most of your summer wardrobe, this is the ideal opportunity to bring out all those lovely garments that don’t often get much wear with the usual British climate.

If your wardrobe needs refreshing why not make yourself classic pieces that will take you cross-seasonally throughout the year? We have just the thing!

Our Slubby Linen and Cupro - Silver Lining is an excellent natural fibre blend woven fabric with a designer pedigree which says chic, relaxed and effortless style.

Even better, this fabric is now reduced until Monday 3rd September! NOW SOLD OUT!

Was £7.00

Now £4.50 per metre - click here to buy now

If you're reading this blog post any time after Sunday 5th August, you will see that the Silver Lining is sold out already.
Due to such high demand, we have added two new colourways to this Fabric of The Month offer: Salmon Dance & Steel Blue.
These two are the same fabric as Silver Lining, only in coral pink and metallic blue shades.
Same price. Same fabric. Different colour.

Please note there is only 23m of each of these two new colourways available, as of 6th August.

Read on for inspiration and our take on how best to use this beautiful linen and cupro blend fabric..

Slubby Linen & Cupro - Steel Blue

£4.50 per metre

Slubby Linen & Cupro - Salmon Dance

£4.50 per metre


Slubby Linen & Cupro - Silver Lining:

This amazing fabric has a classic mid grey tone and a superb subtle silky sheen, not to mention that it is woven with black and grey to give a shot effect (akin to silk Dupion), the natural slubs of the linen produce a truly smart but laid back style.

We teamed the Silver Lining with Dove Grey Diamond Weave, a lightweight 100% cotton that has an almost honeycomb-like weave detail, with the two fabrics complimenting each other perfectly.

A twisted shot of Silver Lining An angled shot of the Slubby Linen & Cupro Slubby Linen and Cupro teamed with Dove Grey Diamond Weave

 

The linen content of Silver Lining gives a firm and hard-wearing stable handle, meaning that it’s super easy to sew, whilst the cupro fibres add a soft silky sheen and drape quality to this premium fabric.

The light dove grey tones of Dove Grey Diamond Weave which acts as a lining for our inspirational garment, compliments the silver tones of the linen & cupro, as well as acting as a comforting cotton layer which sits against the bodice perfectly.

 

Grey fabrics are the mainstay of the fashion savvy. Grey is perfect for classic looks teamed with black and white, or ideal as a grounding colour for bright or bolder tones.

We love this versatile designer chic linen & cupro for its wonderful style and practicality too!

Slubby Linen and Cupro - Silver Lining is a stable woven fabric which also boasts a smooth drape quality making it perfect for a host of versatile garments, be they smart or smart casual, depending on how you style them.

As many of you already know, at Fabworks we have a truly talented team who are brilliant seamsters and fabric testers. So we had the joyful task of fashioning a cross-seasonal garment to inspire you, using the Slubby Linen and Cupro - Silver Lining.

 

Here's what we conjured up. Read on to find out more...

 

Garments are often laundered after construction, however we always choose to wash our fabric first when making garments like this. We allowed extra fabric for this purpose. From our own research and experience we know that linen content fabrics can shrink by 7-15%. We also expect the fabric to crease, as creasing is a natural characteristic that linen lovers tend to embrace. This effortless relaxed style is one the Italians adopt and you can be assured that you’re wearing designer fabric that’s breathable and hard-wearing.

We washed our Slubby Linen and Cupro at 30degrees on a delicates cycle and chose to iron it whilst still damp. This is necessary as the fabric can crease and crumple a lot when washed. Do not despair. We’ve got all the answers.

Click here for a full Fabworks care guide for this month's FOTM. For general washing guidance please see the FAQs page.

Once ironed the creases come out and the fabric returns to its former state with a slightly washed and worn look and feel that we love! The shrinkage was minimal too.

 

Tara, our beautiful model and creator of this fab outfit, chose to use the NEW LOOK PATTERN 6446, a super stylish and versatile jumpsuit. Its clean lines and wide culotte style legs are perfect for showcasing the fine woven details and sheen of these two first rate fabrics.

New Look pattern 6446 Preparing to cut pattern pieces Dove Grey Diamond Weave cotton to line the bodice

 

The mid grey tone makes for super versatile style. Wear as a stand alone piece in summer, add a cute T-shirt for spring, or team with a cosy roll neck sweater for autumn and winter. Add some long winter boots and knitted tights and you have yourself a stylish retro ‘70s vibe that’s perfect.

 

 The first few steps of making up, in progress...

 

 

Here's the finished article. Ta-da!

 

We’re sure you’ll love Slubby Linen and Cupro - Silver Lining and its so versatile you will have plans to make a capsule wardrobe in no time.

The end of the story does have a silver lining! 

 

 

This fabric is available to buy online and in-store (at Fabworks Mill Shop) now!

You may notice that the colour on the images in the article (of the Slubby Linen & Cupro - Silver Lining) appear slightly differently across the photos, this is purely down to lighting. There is only one shade of silver available in this fabric. If you are unsure, you can always order a sample of our fabrics to check beforehand!

This fabric is also available in Dark Olive, Salmon Pink and Steel Blue colourways too, click here to view them all now
George Stross

Comments

George Stross

Hi Tara, Mason and the team,
Just wanted to drop in to say, these fabrics look absolutely stunning, as do you and your outfit.
Kind regards,
Marysia.

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