well you learn something new every day. i really wasn't expecting the polkadot fabric i got on ebay to be textured. at first i thought it was a poly (since no composition was mentioned) and that the dots were raised by heating (melting) the fibres. but no, the dots are sewn in (lord alone knows how) and it burns like cotton. it's a dead ringer for this description - crisp and slightly sheer. now i've got over my slight surprise i'm really digging it.