Corduroy is having a ‘moment’ right now – and our rich wine stretch corduroy fabric is our latest option for consideration in your updated wardrobe. The fabulous thing about cord is that although it may have moments when it’s very much ‘in’, a classic like this wine stretch corduroy fabric never really goes ‘out’.
Our rich wine stretch corduroy fabric has just a little spandex to help with ease and fit. We don’t have the precise percentage but we’d be surprised if it were much more than about 3%. As you can see from this video, our wine stretch corduroy fabric has a little give across its width and all the body you’d expect of a medium-weight cord, but with plenty of pliability.
By our reckoning our wine stretch corduroy fabric has about a 16 wale count. That technically makes it a needlecord – easy to work and although robust, not unduly bulky to work with. (In case you’re wondering, wales are the raised velvety stripes running the length of the fabric – the narrower they are, the more there are to the inch – that’s the wale count. A needlecord has more than 16 or so – an thicker elephant cord would be fewer than about 10.)
The deep burgundy colour of our wine stretch corduroy fabric makes it a perfect accompaniment for charcoals and sober navy blues as well as brighter colours. It’s fabulous with classic tan leather accessories too.
On the pattern front, as suggested in our image you might like to consider Tilly and the Buttons’ ‘Cleo’ pinafore dress, which we think would be perfectly suited to our wine stretch corduroy fabric.
A-line or pencil skirts as well as jeans-style trousers, jackets and even coats are also candidates for this classic fabric.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.