Imperial Batiste is a lovely wash and wear 35% cotton 65% ployester fabric
The 60" wide is available in White, Rice, Pink, Sky Blue and Ice lemon
Posted by Sue on 29th Apr 2017
I find this fabric fairly easy to use, principally for smocking. It does tend to fray a little, so preparation is important when cutting and especially when pleating for smocking. The finished garments always look very pretty, as any creases are easily disposed of, a bonus with some of the fuller sleeves on garments. Pleasant to handle while working, easy to wash, comfortable to wear. I personally have a preference for pure cotton, but that is just a personal thing, as this batiste is excellent for all the projects I ( and some pupils) have undertaken.
Posted by Sue on 10th Mar 2017
Imperial batiste is a poly cotton fabric which has a nice 'handle' and is easy to work, for smocking at any rate. It washes well and, if hung carefully to dry, needs minimal ironing. There is a little too much 'poly' for my personal taste, I prefer 100% cotton or a very small admix of 'poly', but, each to their own. A very nice fabric to begin smocking garments with, and a nice range of colours. I have used it both for personal garments and for teaching purposes. Overall, a good feeling and good looking fabric. great service from Chris, as always.
Posted by Victoria on 2nd Jan 2017
Lovely to work with
Wonderful customer service
Posted by Elaine Morton on 7th Jan 2016
I'm just on the 3rd smocking row and it's so easy to slip the needle through the pleats. The fabric feels beautifully soft. Super fast delivery.
Posted by Brenda on 13th Jan 2015
Lovely fabric,super fast delivery. Wonderful customer service. Highly recommend buying from here.