IL020 SILVER LILAC Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)

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Fresh outdoor light breezes through Lilla Cabot Perry's dappled gardens and shadowy rooms, forming powdery puffs of pale blue, lilac and green. Sheaths of icy lavender like that of SILVER LILAC Linen streak through them and cross clothing, trees, and rooftops, invoking the tart, biting freshness of the morning.

A leader in 19th century Impressionism, Perry is credited with bringing radical French ideas to her native United States and her erstwhile home in Japan, carrying a passion for color, light, and the alchemy of paint across the continents.

At a lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 100% linen is woven with finer threads to give it a smoother appearance. Referred to as lightweight or handkerchief linen, this fine, but surprisingly sturdy linen brings new meaning to the term "sheer elegance".

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 : IL020 Handkerchief
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 33.3
Thread size weft : 33.3
Thread count warp : 57
Thread count weft : 44
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch
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Ohhh ... this color is HEAVENLY!
Reviewer: Nata

Simply Divine. I am looking forward to wrapping myself in this beautiful linen. So glad I finally got it.

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SO Lovely!
Reviewer: Cheryl

I recently ordered this yummy color and several others in two different orders. This is such a lovely color! I was not expecting it to be as pretty as it is! This is my first time ordering linen. I see a LOT of new garments being made in these wonderful linens! I purchased a linen tunic a few years ago that I absolutely love wearing in the Texas heat! I have created a pattern from it too! I can hardly wait to recreate it in many colors! Thank you F-S for these beautiful linens!

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Reviewer: Linda

Beautiful Lavender Linen is so soft. I held it and fondled it because I could hardly believe how wonderful it feels. the Lavender is a great color for the quilt I am gathering fabrics for. Thank You. Linda A.

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MM profile image Absolutely gorgeous!
Reviewer: MM

I just received my order for 2 yards of this fabric. I will be able to make 4 scarves with ponytail fringe from it. It is the perfect weight for spring and summer. So delicate! The color and feel are just dee-licious! Of course, all of the products from Fabrics Store are perfect for any project!

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Glenis profile image Love the colour
Reviewer: Glenis

I ordered this linen 5 days ago, it arrived in New Zealand today. I absolutely love the colour, so soft and beautiful. A true light lavender with a slightly silvery aspect, just like its name suggests. I can't wait to make it up into a dress for myself. Thank you so much for the fantastic service.

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Jennifer profile image Beautiful color!!
Reviewer: Jennifer

PLEASE bring this color back! It's the most gorgeous shade of lilac with a hint of gray - breathtaking with pale olive complexions. I made myself one shirt with this linen and have had multiple people commission me to make them one - only to find that the linen is out of stock. It's such a lovely lavender; please bring it back!

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Gorgeous, but a color chameleon!
Reviewer: Hana

This fabric is gorgeous and the texture is wonderful. It makes amazing peploses. However, not for folks who hate pink! In natural light, it's a gorgeous violet lilac/lavender, but once it's under artificial light, it turns a delicate plum pink.

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Very grey
Reviewer: Anonymous

I keep coming back to this colour and then looking at the review pics and realising I've bought it before - it's not the lovely lavender you see o on the screen but a lilac-hued GEEY. This is partly the dye and partly the result of it being a lovely fine fabric that the light goes straight through, blanching the colour. Don't by this if A) you're not into washed out (no i don't mean pastel - it's not pastel) colours oe B) you only look food in bluish purples - this has a bit of a yellow cast

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Just scrumptious
Reviewer: Maxine

This is only one of the lightweight linens I bought but the colour is divine. I'm still in the process of assembling a tunic in it which I hope to wear on a forthcoming cruise. I can't wait to try the others

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Penelope profile image Wonderful Everyday Linen for Shirts
Reviewer: Penelope

If you live in a warm climate, by all means, wear linen everyday. Lightweight IL20 linen is a wonderful choice for easy, fluid shirts with classic shirtmaking details. Pre-wash and dry at least twice and carefully press your fabric before cutting and sewing. Use a light weight high quality, professional fusible interfacing for plackets, collars, and cuffs; and for ease of pressing and a detailed shirt finish, serge all seams and edge stitch and top stitch seams. Yes, you do have to iron your shirts if you want to wear refined shirts; for a lived-in look, wear right out of the dryer.

Nowadays my heart beats for lilac. Sweater for my son? Lilac. Tulips? Lilac. Those 90s/00s mum hair clips my son calls BeißBeiß (engl. BiteBite) because they look like teeth? Lilac. I just love it – everything looks better in lilac! It's the perfect balance between cold blue and warm red in a light and soft version. And you know what's cold and warm aswell? Right – SPRING! The only thing I would change next time – I used one of the lightweight fabrics (in SILVER LILAC) but would recommend one of the Midweights (for example Iris) more, as my dress is a bit transparent. I don't really have a problem with that, but not everyone is comfortable with wearing a see-through dress.

Posted by Sophie

I've made the Sierra Jumpsuit by Papercut patterns in FS SILVER LILAC Lightweight "Iris" linen. This colour is so soft and dreamy. Lilac is truly my favourite colour and I don't think I can ever have enough purple shaded clothes. I am very excited about this make!

Posted by Mel

I normally don't use much color, but when I do, I like the tones to be in keeping with my monochromatic color palate. I use this color for my lightweight robe and my customers love the color. Beth Breathe Clothing

Posted by Beth

Bias cut blouse in IL020 SILVER LILAC. Amazing fabric, and even more amazing on bias. Definitely will buy more linen of this weight, love-love-love. Color is simply gorgeous, not sure my camera captured all of its loveliness.

Posted by Maria

Backview: Everyday linen shirt.

Posted by Penelope

Lightweight linen everyday shirt.

Posted by Penelope
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