There are coatings where we take care to warn you that they might not be the ones to keep you warm on a January morning on the way to work in the snow. Or even wandering down leafless Paris promenades in a November chill. However with the right lining, we think our soft green wool coating fabric would be perfect for such moments – albeit with a light heart, elegance and charm.
Our thickly-woven soft green wool coating fabric has a little nap on its ‘right’ side – but it’s not what we’d term a ‘mouflon’ or a ‘melton’ since the weave pattern is still discernible on both sides. It’s this nap and the layered weave structure that will trap air (and warmth!) when you wear this soft green wool coating fabric; they’ll also provide you with an unmistakable sense of luxury and comfort.
Although our soft green wool coating fabric has excellent opacity for its weight, it won’t be too heavy to wear for long periods of time. Its construction also makes it pliable yet stable, giving a sense of movement and drape as you can see in this video.
We’d say that our soft green wool coating fabric lay somewhere between a medium-weight and a heavy-weight coating fabric – and we’ve called it a coating fabric because that’s most definitely what it is. That doesn’t mean you couldn’t fashion a stylishly snappy short skirt out of it – or a warm jacket. However we’re not sure you’d want this kind of weight as a trouser fabric – its forte is definitely outerwear.
The colours in our soft green wool coating fabric are anything but simple. There are yarns of lemon, soft lime, leaf green and even aqua in here. The overall result is a soft but lively green, one which might be complemented by a wide range of lining options – might we suggest you take a look these for starters? We photographed it with our ‘Sutterby’ soft grey floral peachskin fabric – just sold out but we’re trying for a restock…)
As far as patterns are concerned, a couple of years ago we tried out two versions of Burdastyle’s ‘Vintage Kim Coat’ with slightly less thick fabric – you can see the result in our blog post of that project.
80% wool, 20% polyamide.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages