Mendocino Rose French Viscose Challis Woven
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 1/2 YARD
EXAMPLE: TO ORDER 2.5 YARDS ENTER 5 IN THE QUANTITY BOX
Sophisticated floral in a beautiful quality French viscose rayon. Abstract murky flowers in burgundy and black on a hand painted effect background in aqua and cream. Minimal wrinkling, light and airy with a cool smooth hand and fluid liquid drape. Light weight and opaque, no lingerie show through. Right for a dress, skirt, top or soft fluid pants. Challis comes from a Native American word for soft (originally chalee), has its roots in history when French voyageurs would trade with the native people and originally was a wool/cotton broadcloth.
Cut fabrics like this one using paper. Lay down a layer of paper on the cutting table, and trim the ends so they are straight, at right angles to the other edge. This assures that you can line up the grain of the fabric with the edges of the paper. Place the fabric on top, smoothing so the grain is straight... this is key! Then pin the pattern through all layers and cut through all layers. The bottom paper layer keeps the soft fabric from shifting as you cut and allows you to move and mark the pieces without distorting.
Pre-treat by dipping in lukewarm water and air dry (this is one fabric I would not put in the dryer). After sewing, hand launder and air dry. Rayon fiber is weaker when wet and may appear to shrink and become stiff but with air drying it should return to it’s natural state.