Linen + Cotton Fit and Flare Dress in Bay Blue
This fit and flare dress has a soft, stretchy center panel made from a linen/cotton blend and side panels with princess seams made from linen and inseam pockets. A great hot weather dress that layers well for year round wear.
65% linen 35% cotton / 100% linen. Wash warm separately, tumble dry.
Sizing: Loose, figure skimming fit. Depending on the fit you want you may choose to order outside your normal size. The model shown is 5’4” 160lbs and wearing a size small for a more fitted bust while she would normally wear a L or XL in most lines.
Approximate garment measurements:
Small: bust, 38 inches; waist, 42 inches; hip, 50 inches.
Medium: bust, 40 inches; waist, 44 inches; hip, 52 inches.
Large: bust, 44 inches; waist, 46 inches; hip, 54 inches.
XLarge: bust, 46 inches; waist, 48 inches; hip, 56 inches.
Cut Loose is a line of casual clothing that’s sewn and dyed to order in San Francisco. The shapes are simple, and you can easily combine pieces for a sophisticated look. They started in the late ’70s, street-vending T-shirts and drawstring pants on Fisherman’s Wharf. Back then, you couldn’t find T-shirts in great colors, so they dyed their own in a Victorian claw-footed bathtub – and people loved them. They gradually expanded from T-shirt material to other fabrics including cotton knits, linen, rayon (made from wood cellulose), Tencel (made from cotton linter) and various blends. Every potential Cut Loose fabric is tested to see how it takes the dye; how it holds its shape; how it shrinks; and whether it twists or pills or feels scratchy. The dye bath is 200º F (just below boiling), and they truly believe, “If a garment can get through our dye process, it can get through your life.”
They describe their fit as “implied shape,” meaning the shape of the body is implied in a flattering way. Cut Loose clothes skim the body for a fluid silhouette. When a Cut Loose garment “fits,” it simultaneously flatters the figure and allows room to really move.
Cut Loose keeps their environmental footprint as light as possible. The dyes are non-toxic, and they neutralize the waste water so the salt doesn’t corrode the city’s pipes. Fabric tests are re-purposed into scarves, napkins, market bags, even scrunchies. Garments are shipped without hangers or plastic bags, using recycled packaging materials.