IC023 Faille Sophie Black / Mlt Softened - 100% Cotton Fabric - Light (4.4 oz/yd2), Width 59"

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IC023 is a 59" wide Plain Weave Faille in 100% Cotton.

Faille has the flattened ribbed pattern of grosgrain and the uninterrupted crispy sheen of the silky-smooth surface of Satin. This combination gives Faille the distinctive hand and appearance it is known for - textured, lustrous, luxurious, and crisp.

This cloth has become the fabric of choice for top interior and fashion designers. You have seen it used for formal dresses and gowns; it is also a popular pick for making skirts, blouses, and summer dresses for ladies and girls. Faille has made its name in home textiles and is used for bedding, decorative pillows, and drapes as well.

This fabric is at the higher end of the lightweight categories and weighs a lavish 4.4 ounces a square yard with its remarkable texture and unforgettable feel.

This Faille fabric can be woven from various fibers, but nature-made fibers are far more pleasant to wear and much easier to work with. That’s why we made this out of 100% cotton.

FS exclusive hand-painted artwork is printed with the best available machinery, using reactive dye ink that gives long-lasting colors and is not harmful to the body, to transfer these paintings onto 100% Cotton fabric.

We also brought three solid colors: white, beige, and black, to accompany your printed cloth.

Our collection received rigorous Oeko-Tex certification and is a part of the BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) - ensuring that these items are biodegradable, recyclable, and free of harmful toxins or irritants (good for your family and good for the planet).

All designs are created and available exclusively at F|S.com.

The cloth is Softened so we have added a softener to give it a silkier hand. The fabric has not been laundered so shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration (shrinkage depends on fabric weave and laundering method).

Fabric specifications:

Article IC023 Faille
Content 100% Cotton
Width 59 inch
Weight 4.4 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 68
Thread size weft 68
Thread count warp 91
Thread count weft 76
V Repeat 24.1 inch
H Repeat 17.3 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


Any chance of having this gorgeous floral, or even just the color combination in a slightly smaller print for those of us who are petite and mourning the inability to wear large florals?

Deidre • February 6, 2024
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Thanks for your feedback. We don't have any of this exact print in small florals, but you might like to see our Mary or Miranda poplins, which have small and medium sized prints.

Lauren • February 6, 2024

What is the width of the fabric?

Vanessa • April 1, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

The width is 59 inches.

Maureen • April 1, 2023
Linda profile image

I have just become aware of these gorgeous floral prints. They are meant to be in my stash. Two share names with two of my sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth. My only question is when will they be on sale? Perhaps that isn't fair. They are all beautiful.

Linda • March 29, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

Happy to hear you found them already. We are planning our April sales now and these beauties will be featured in more than one of our daily sales.

Maureen • March 29, 2023

The moment I saw the Sophie floral print fabric which is part of The Fabric Store's new line of Faille cottons, my jaw dropped. The stunningly rich colours of the blooms against the black background reminded me of still-life floral paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. I completely swooned over this new line and all of the FS exclusive hand painted artworks on each textile. These new floral Faille cottons have the flattened ribbed pattern of grosgrain and a smooth surface of Satin. I've never worked with Faille cotton before. My oh my, is it lush! This fabric weighs 4.4 oz per square yard. I could tell it was going to provide the desired volume and structured effect I was after, while still being a lightweight material. I machine washed the fabric in cold water and allowed it to air dry, as I don't plan on ever machine drying this garment. There was very little to no shrinkage after washing and the colours stayed beautifully vibrant. full review here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2023/07/21/big-bold-and-beautiful-a-voluptuous-bubble-frock-in-faille-cotton/

Annie • August 4, 2023

Admittedly, I do not know much about fabric content and the differences between- what is Chiffon vs Silk? Cotton Voile vs Cotton Faille? I tend to stay in the "natural fibers" lane, relying on blanket names like Linen and Cotton to fill my stash and ultimately my closet. Before we get too carried away with what's in my closet, let's address the most pressing question....What is cotton faille? Well, my friends, it's a delightful fabric that combines the softness of cotton with the structured beauty of faille- a distant cousin of twill. The fabric has slight ribbed texture, something I did not expect when I opened my yardage up. At first I thought there was a mistake...luckily, no mistakes were made and I got to experiment with the newest addition to Fabrics Store's printed cotton line.

Caitlin • August 1, 2023
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