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
Color : SILVER LILAC
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch

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IL020 Silver Lilac is a soft lilac hue with a lovely hand. It is lightweight w/o being sheer & is perfect for Savannah's heat & humidity. So easy to sew. Washed, dried & pressed per FS recommendations & made some of it up into Agustina boxy top w/a lower neckline. There was additional shrinkage on 2nd washing & now the fit is much better although I was told it may shrink a bit more when washed again. I've gotten lots of compliments & people notice the high quality of FS 100% linen.

Sandra • July 9, 2022
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Ohhh ... this color is HEAVENLY!

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

Nata • January 14, 2022
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SO Lovely!

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!

Cheryl • June 22, 2021
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LOVELY LAVENDER LINEN

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.

Linda • April 28, 2021
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MM profile image Absolutely gorgeous!

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!

MM • April 4, 2021
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Just in time before the summer is over I made my new absolutely favorite summer dress. I used IL020 CORAL Softened / IL019 IRIS Softened / IL020 SILVER LILAC Softened. The striped fabric is deadstock and from my stash. It's 100% cotton and not from fabrics-store – but it fit so perfectly with the other colors so I used it.

Sophie • September 7, 2022

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.

Sophie • June 16, 2022

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!

Mel • May 10, 2022

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

Beth • June 9, 2018

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.

Maria • February 3, 2017
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