Island Hopping - Cotton Poplin Designer Shirting

per half metre
Fabric Code: F3d33

Price is per HALF metre. 1 unit = 0.5metres. For 1.5metres, add 3 units.

All cut length orders are sent as one continuous length.


Weight: Light

GSM: 128

Composition: 100% Cotton

Width: 152cm / 59.8inch

Pattern repeat: 5cm / 1.9inch


Island Hopping - Cotton Poplin Designer Shirting is a super stylish ex-designer fabric perfect for creating garments to get you in a holiday mood! The printed design of elegant palm trees outlined in black against a fresh white background has a smart-casual style reminiscent of Hawaiian shirts and summer beach wear.


Island Hopping is designer cotton poplin is created from fine optic white, Turkish cotton yarns and is printed with classic black, to create the featured design of mini islands adorned with palm trees.

Black and white combinations are all-time winners for favourite bespoke-made summer clothing. All you need is to decide what you will make. Add some red accents and accessories for a colour-popping combination worthy of movie star style!


This high thread count all cotton poplin is cool, breathable, soft and has a stable hand, with a soft drape quality too. When gathered it will form excellent fullness, perfect for tiered and ruffled, full styles on skirts, trousers dresses and blouse sleeves.

Garment Suggestions:
Island Hopping will make superb retro-style shirts, Sew Mark Francis' Brighton Shirt Pattern and Vanessa Mooncie's Book: The Gentleman's Wardrobe also has a similar pattern with cropped sleeves. The Sew Different Layer Up Collection is ideal for creating workable separates in this excellent fabric! The Anthea Blouse by Anna Allen is a perfect example of a pretty full-gathered style for easy outfits. Team with your favourite jeans, coloured chinos or shorts.

Put this fabulous fabric to use for '50s style fit & flare dresses. Accessorise stand-alone pieces with red shoes and handbags to create a classic combination. 

Key pieces such as shirts and tops will make a workable capsule wardrobe when teamed with plain trousers and skirts. Perfect for the holiday season. Shirt dresses, tunics and playsuits are also excellent choices to make from this cool cotton classic. 

All of these ex-designer shirting fabrics will of course make the most handsome classic pyjamas with piped collars, pockets and cuffs.

The Megan Nielsen Patterns' Protea Capsule Wardrobe would make perfect examples of pretty full-gathered styles for easy, stunning outfits and so versatile!

Other Uses:

Add accents of this fabric to your crafting stash for a light almost textural - detail within patchwork and applique pieces and so much more.

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