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Cotton zephyr, Bohemian floral, beige

Product code 130 52-0001

Densely woven, premium, cotton zephyr. Finer than poplin. Made of pure cotton. Perfect for blouses, shirts, dresses. Limited-edition Biedermeier print dates from the heyday of Bohemian textiles.

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Basic parameters
Width: 144 cm
Color: beige
Content: 100% cotton
Weight (gsm): 78 gsm
Weight (mm): 18 mm
Drape: slightly supple
Period: 19th century
Pattern repeat: 18 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: limited edition
Shrinkage: 1–2 %
Certification: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 class 1

in stock 58.7 m

17.38 $/m

17.38 $/m without VAT


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Product description

Product description

This lightweight premium cotton fabric has an easy-iron finish, making it perfect for dress shirts, blouses, tunics, summer dresses, and casual wear.

This particular type of fabric, known as zephyr, is similar in character to poplin and batiste. Zephyr, however, is lighter than ordinary poplin and heavier than batiste. It has an even, dense weave, which gives it a soft hand, strength, and the ability to hold its shape without shrinkage.

Easy iron

Because this fabric is easy-iron, it’s perfect for use in shirts and blouses. It wrinkles like any other cotton, but is easy to press or steam. Due to its higher thread count and the quality cotton used, it won’t shrink much; nevertheless it’s a good idea to wash it before sewing.

Traditional product

By purchasing this fabric you are supporting European textile traditions. It is printed with the latest technology by a Czech textile printer with a century-long history. If you are looking for a quality print for garment making, not just patchwork, you’ll love this material.

Limited edition

This pattern is part of a limited-edition collection of historical patterns from Sartor Bohemia (all rights reserved) and is produced in limited quantities. Don’t miss your chance to take some home, we may not have it in stock again.

Premium cotton zephyr

  • Woven with very fine yarn
  • Higher thread count than ordinary cotton fabrics
  • Quality cotton does not fray so fabric stays smooth
  • Latest printing technology
  • Top-quality, colorfast inks
  • Easy iron

We recommend this fabric for

  • Women’s blouses and shirts
  • Men’s lightweight shirts
  • Tunics
  • Scarves
  • Summer dresses and skirts

North Bohemian pattern in Biedermeier style

This pretty, stylized floral pattern in neutral colors with red accents against a beige background is tasteful and timeless. Nineteenth-century Biedermeier fashion made heavy use of such motifs, not just in clothing, but also in decorative textiles, elevating the dainty flower print to a sort of universal, romantic pattern. This particular design comes from Eduard Leitenberger’s textile printing works in Zakupy, a village in northern Bohemia, where it appeared in the 1839 sample catalog.

Biedermeier was the dominant decorative style of the respectable middle class in early-to-mid 19th century Vienna and German-speaking central Europe. It derives from the Empire style.

Where you might use Biedermeier prints

  • Biedermeier costuming, roughly 1815–1848
  • Other 19th century styles, from Regency to Victorian
  • Prairie style fashions
  • Contemporary design, to introduce a sense of grace, delicacy, and harmony
  • Any time you want to make a pretty blouse or dress


Machine wash 40°C. Because this fabric is quite fine, use a lower spin cycle; gentle handling will prolong your fabric’s lifespan. Iron on cotton setting.


Should I pre-shrink fabric before sewing?

Generally, pre-shrinking is needed for linen, cotton, and rayon, but for finer fabrics (light rayon, Tencel and modal) proceed with care – don't use hot water or a hot iron, simply launder the fabric the way you will be laundering the completed garment.

Is your product assortment always the same?

Most of our fabrics are one-time offers that last until they are sold out. However, some more popular items are always restocked or can be ordered on request. As a rule, this applies to notions, where the selection is pretty consistent, but may also include some types of fabric. Look at the product's availability value – it shows whether the goods are available while supplies last, in the core inventory or in a seasonal collection.

What is a seasonal collection?

The goods in the seasonal collection come directly from our verified manufacturers. We change up the colors on offer from season to season but fabric quality is always constant. For large (wholesale) orders, colors that have been sold out can be reordered individually.

What is a limited edition?

Limited editions are fabrics of exceptional quality or patterns that have been designed and produced exclusively under the Sartor brand. As a rule, they do not repeat and are therefore only available while supplies last. Don't miss your chance to own a true original.

Do you ship abroad?

Yes. We ship worldwide. The price of shipping is automatically calculated at checkout before payment after you select the country of delivery and the preferred carrier. If you do not find your country in the dropdown list, please contact us. You will find a rough overview of shipping costs in our shipping and payment terms.

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