We now have a gorgeous range of Alexander Henry’s new cotton lawns in the shop. I’ve been a huge fan of Alexander Henry for ages, but until now they’ve catered solely for the quilting market. This is the first time that they’ve produced a dressmaking fabric, and ladies (and gents) it’s been worth the wait!
The Alexander Henry Fulham Road cotton lawn collection is totally gorgeous, and the fabric quality is top notch – fabric afficionado True Up’s assessment of it is that it is “equal to or surpassing the quality of Liberty“. All the designs are painted by Alexander Henry’s in-house designers and then screen-printed on to 100% pure cotton lawn with 100 threads per square inch.
The luxurious cotton lawn is so silky soft and, being designed for dressmaking, it drapes really beautifully. I have asked the manufacturers to confirm the gsm weight of the fabric, but in general terms, it’s a light to medium weight – heavier than Anna Maria Horner’s cotton voile.
The bohemian-inspired prints include peacocks, feathers, butterflies and trees that would look amazing sewn up as a silky scarf… blousey top… flowing long skirt… stunning party dress… the possibilities are endless.
These are available now at Sewbox.