In French, voile means veil and is pronounced vwahl.
In English, it‘s our word for “a thin, plain-weave, semitransparent fabric of cotton, wool, or silk” and is pronounced voil (as if rhyming with “oil”).
However you say it, Art Gallery Fabrics’ voile nearly defies definition, except possibly: ‘fabric that seems to be made from clouds’. Seriously, it's that amazing.
These cottons are ultra-fine and super-smooth – perfect for flowy skirts and blouses. Use fullness or a light lining to offset voile‘s semi-sheer quality but, rest assured that this silk-like fabric will drape beautifully and feel simply divine.
With a little input from fans on facebook, I've brought in these four lovely prints to start with, for a nice variety of pattern and color. If you are a hesitant beginner with lightweight fabrics, consider making a scarf or this awesome (easy!) peasant blouse. I ordered the pattern with these voiles in mind and would love to feature it for a class. Email me if you‘re interested in that (put ‘voile blouse’ as the subject).
If you‘re hungry for a little voile-inspiration, take a look at Art Gallery‘s look-book. I also think this fabric would make up beautifully in this Amy Butler (front-lined) halter-top pattern (also a good one for beginners). For the sightly more experienced (or, adventurous) among you, consider voile as the outer layer of this lined dress/tunic/cami pattern. Contact me if you want to get on a wait-list for a class or, have another pattern in mind. Oh, I almost forgot! If you‘re not able to get to the shop, you can order them here or, simply search VOILE at the bottom of the online-store page.