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20% OFF SALE UNTIL 4/6 - ELEGANT NOVELTY FABRICS!


From whispery sheer cotton voile, to shirt-worthy cotton batiste, we love breathable and comfortable cotton fabric. These soft, lightweight cotton fabrics are ideal for chic blouses, bespoke tailored shirts, wide panel skirts, and delicious spring frocks. Many of our lighter cottons are imported from always fashionable Italy, where they seem to specialize in unusual prints and sophisticated colorations.

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  1. 21" Border Print - Ikat Animal Silk & Cotton Batiste (Made in Italy) Quickview

    21" Border Print - Ikat Animal Silk & Cotton Batiste (Made in Italy)

    A lightweight semi-sheer silk and cotton batiste, in shades of toast, with touches of soft ocher and orchid - the body of this enchanting fabric is all animal, and the 21" border is all ikat! Utilize the lively border and sew this into a deceptively demure halter top sundress. Made in Italy. 54" wide. Silk and cotton blend.
    $39.99

  2. Forest Creatures & Houses Cotton Voile Quickview

    Forest Creatures & Houses Cotton Voile

    A lightweight soft cotton voile in a playful print of prancing deer and houses in soft shades of green and blue, with mauve foliage forming delicate vertical stripes - perfect for a sophisticated infant's nursery, or a Gunne Sax inspired maxi dress. 54" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  3. Turquoise Blue Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Turquoise Blue Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland)

    A featherweight soft cotton voile in brilliantly evocative turquoise blue. This extremely finely woven cotton voile gathers or pleats beautifully -- making it a natural choice for a summer shirtwaist dress, or even breezy curtains (perfect for a ocean front beach home!) Made in Switzerland. 54" wide. 100% cotton.
    $49.99

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