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SALE! NOVELTY FABRIC CATEGORY 20% OFF 4/16 - 4/30


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. Plum & Melon Scattered Floral Cotton Voile Quickview

    Plum & Melon Scattered Floral Cotton Voile

    A lightweight cotton voile, in a pattern of purple, taupe, blue, pear, and melon wildflowers scattered on a white background - lovely made into a wisp of a sundress or gathered skirt. 58" wide. 100% cotton.
    $18.99

  2. Sheer Pristine White Striped Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Sheer Pristine White Striped Cotton Voile (Made in Switzerland)

    A lightweight luxurious Swiss cotton voile, with lengthwise 1/2" wide sheer stripes alternating with 1/4" wide checkerboard woven stripes - this would be absolutely lovely as a dress shirt, or as beautifully gossamer curtains. This unique fabric must be touched and seen to truly appreciate it's beauty; take a chance and order a swatch! Made in Switzerland. 56" wide. 100% cotton.
    $49.99

  3. Soft & Sheer White Dotted Cotton Voile LIMITED STOCK Quickview

    Soft & Sheer White Dotted Cotton Voile LIMITED STOCK

    Dots are the new black! A lightweight luxurious cotton voile, with woven 3/4" long oblong dots scattered throughout - this would be absolutely lovely as a dress shirt, or as beautifully gossamer curtains trimmed with ball fringe. This unique fabric must be touched and seen to truly appreciate it's beauty; take a chance and order a swatch! 54" wide. 100% cotton. LIMITED STOCK
    $49.99

  4. Luxurious White Striped Cotton (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Luxurious White Striped Cotton (Made in Switzerland)

    The Swiss are renowned for their cottons; A semi-sheer and luxurious Swiss cotton, in pristine white and with a pattern of lengthwise sheer pinstripes bordered by thin scalloped stripes. This fine imported cotton is perfect for an elegant dress shirt - starch it, and then pair it with black velveteen slacks for an understated look. Made in Switzerland. 62" wide. 100% cotton.
    $39.99

  5. Double Celtic Border Print - Luxurious Embroidered White Cotton (Made in Switzerland) Quickview

    Double Celtic Border Print - Luxurious Embroidered White Cotton (Made in Switzerland)

    The Swiss are renowned for their cottons; A luxurious Swiss cotton, in pristine white, and with an embroidered 1 1/4" wide border running alongside both selvages in a graceful Celtic-like motif, and flanked by delicate faggoting and scallops. This fine imported cotton is perfect for an elegant dress shirt or full skirt - be sure and utilize the borders for the hem, cuffs, collar, plackets, and other detailing. Made in Switzerland. 60" wide. 100% cotton. Important: Swatches do not include a sample of the border!
    $45.99

  6. Sheer White Giant Dotted Cotton Blend Quickview

    Sheer White Giant Dotted Cotton Blend

    A lightweight sheer cotton blend, with over-sized opaque 4" by 4 3/4" oblong dots scattered throughout. This lovely sheer has a faint texture, and beautiful drape - this would be absolutely lovely as a dress shirt, or as beautifully gossamer curtains. This unique fabric must be touched and seen to truly appreciate it's beauty; take a chance and order a swatch! 57" wide. 70% cotton, 22%nylon, and 8% polyamide.
    $39.99

  7. Semi-Sheer Delicate Floral Cotton Damask (Made in Switzerland) LIMITED STOCK Quickview

    Semi-Sheer Delicate Floral Cotton Damask (Made in Switzerland) LIMITED STOCK

    A lightweight semi-sheer cotton damask, with a woven delicate Arabesque floral pattern - this would be absolutely lovely as a pleat fronted dress shirt, a delicate tablecloth, or beautifully gossamer curtains. The Swiss are known for their fine cottons; this unique fabric must be touched and seen to truly appreciate it's beauty; take a chance and order a swatch! 56" wide. 100% cotton. LIMITED STOCK
    $39.99

  8. Luscious 2-Ply Purple & Black Striped Silk Chiffon Quickview

    Luscious 2-Ply Purple & Black Striped Silk Chiffon

    A luscious sheer silk chiffon, with subtly mottled pink and blue crosswise stripes (which read as purple) on a soft black background. There is a 17" tangerine. fuchsia, black and purple border on each selvedge, flanking a 17" black and purple midsection. This is a unique 2-ply silk chiffon, with stripes running through both layers. Soft and drapey - it would make a marvelous summer sundress, a delicate scarf, or an elegant blouse festooned with ruffles. 100% silk. 51" wide.
    $145.99

  9. Crinkled Magenta Posy Profusion Silk Chiffon Quickview

    Crinkled Magenta Posy Profusion Silk Chiffon

    A designer crinkled sheer silk chiffon, with a large scale floral pattern of a fragrant profusion of posies in pinks, laurel green, and ocher on a lively magenta background - soft and drapey, this would make a charming full skirt or a perky vintage inspired blouse. 100% silk. 54" wide.
    $45.99

  10. Single-Bordered Ikat Animal Silk & Cotton Batiste (Made in Italy) Quickview

    Single-Bordered 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

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