We can rarely resist a twill fabric. Not only do those distinct diagonal weave lines bring texture and interest to the surface of a fabric, they usually also mean it has a beautifully draping movement. That’s certainly the case with this deep teal blue stretch twill fabric which we think is a tremendously versatile number. Cross-season coats and jackets; winter skirts, dresses and even cosily-warm trousers are all options. The shade of teal here is rich, deep but slightly muted; not in the least harsh.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our deep teal blue stretch twill fabric is a blend of polyester and viscose with just a little spandex; enough to provide about 5% ease in a fitted garment. Closely woven in a pronounced twill weave pattern with excellent opacity, we’d describe it as a light-to-medium-weight coating or a heavier suiting fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a particularly soft handle but which isn’t without some structure. It will be very smooth and comfortable if worn next to the skin as a coat collar for instance. Although the outer side of the fabric has a textured twill appearance, the inside is a flat weave and very soft.
How does this fabric move?
This is a draping fabric but one with substance; it moves with elegance, falling into softly-structured folds. It’s pliable and stable to work with. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You don’t have to line this fabric since the inside is nicely-finished. A simple wrap or duster coat; a trench coat even, wouldn’t require lining (although your seams and edges would need to be bound or stitched). Without a lining, this teal blue stretch twill fabric has excellent opacity. However a lining would help with movement against layers worn underneath and it looks lovely contrasted with our Bronze stretch viscose lining fabric as well as our Tungsten grey viscose twill lining.
What can I make with this fabric?
We love the idea of this teal blue stretch twill fabric as a an opportunity to create a cross-season coat with some presence and movement. It could work well as a trench coat but we’re inclined to opt for a design with a little less structure than a traditional trench. We’re particularly keen on the ‘Hunter’ Coat from Fibre Mood – it’s a versatile pattern which will adapt well to a number of fabric types so a worthwhile investment.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production. Polyester fibres are synthetic and originate from non-renewable carbon-based sources so are not sustainable.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
63% polyester, 32% viscose, 5% elastane
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. See our Fabric care pages for more information.