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Summer Challis

StellaTop-RedWhiteChallisStella Top in Cotton Challis

When I think of challis, I conjure up images of European paisley wool skirts. Beautiful, but not exactly what I am wearing these days, especially in the summer.
wool challis

This is wool challis in the classic paisley design of curved, tear-shaped motifs based on stylized pine cone designs. I've been in the fabric business for a long time, and rarely do I see challis fabrics, let alone something besides wool or rayon challis.

This summer we received two pieces of cotton challis from J Crew and they are exquisite. One is red on white printed flowers, the other is the reverse using white flowers on a red background.Challis is a very soft, semi-sheer worsted fabric. These two cotton challis fabrics are lightweight, airy, cool to wear and wash beautifully. Take advantage of these fabrics for your summer comfort.


Knit Ensemble School in Fredericksburg, VA
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