I took a punt on tencel for this Megan Nielsen Brumby skirt. I'm more used to cotton but was looking for a sustainable alternative. This fabric is Lenzing, which has a reputation for worker and environmental welfare. I enjoyed working with this cloth. As well as having more structure it's a little more slippery so I used more clips and it wasn't a problem - it's also pretty stable. I needed to iron it quite often while under construction, and I used a pressing cloth at all times because I read that you should (I also read that tencel doesn't crease but it does). I really like wearing the skirt I made out of it. The colours and pattern are really striking and people spontaneously compliment it.
I've made this fabric into a loose pinafore dress for myself. I saw a dress online and made up a pattern for the project.
This fabric cuts crisply and there's minimal fraying. Its medium weight so I'd recommend using a lining fabric for facings so you can sew a well shaped edge.
Its flow and drapes but is a good weight for autumn and winter.
The colour is fabulous, grown up and chic.