Sep 3, 2018, 07:44 PM
The fabric is high quality stretch cotton, very beautiful dark purple color, overall I am very pleased with my purchase.
The only remark I'd like to make: dear Vogue Fabrics team, this is NOT shirting fabric. :0)
Well, after all, one can make a shirt out of it, but such a shirt would look and feel more like a jacket.
This wonderful cotton fabric is pretty dense, not thin, and medium weight, with only slight sheen, typical for cotton sateen - because it is sateen.
I bought 4 yards, having in mind to make a long-sleeved button down shirt and a long pleated summer skirt out of it.
Now it will be a pair of all-season pants and flared midi skirt appropriate for fall and spring days (a bit too heavy for our hot and humid Appalachian summers!)
Sep 4, 2018, 11:18 AM
Thank you for your review. We totally agree with you that this is more substantial than a lightweight shirting, like a chambray or batiste. We are so please you like the hand of this stretch cotton.
It was invoiced to us and sold to us from a fashion house as a shirting. We didn't want people to think they were limited to using it as a shirting because it does have more body and bite. We gave ideas in our catalog and on our website for use as a bottom weight: "Add a pop of color to your spring with this stretch cotton we call Tritato Iris. Sew an iris shirt to wear with your new candystripe shorts. This stretch-woven cotton rich shirting is ideal for blouses, shirts, princess seamed tanks as well as golf skirts and walking shorts."
This fabric was featured in our Spring 2018 catalog. It would be great as any of the Sewing Workshop patterns that use this mid-weight woven for their shits and jackets (many of their styles can go as either a shirt or jacket depending on the weight of the cloth). Enjoy. :-)