Alexander Henry cotton lawn has arrived

by Leah Taylor on August 30, 2010

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!

Alexander Henry's Fulham Road collection of cotton lawns

Alexander Henry's Fulham Road collection of cotton lawns

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.

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JuliaB August 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm

oh lordy lordy!!! I wish I hadn’t read this!! another thing to add to my wish list to obsess over … xx

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Fiona September 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Stunning fabrics – bet they will sell well.

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