We think it’s always a good thing to have some garments in your wardrobe that you can rely on for elegance, style and a little bit of self-expression, whatever the weather and whatever the occasion. Garments that will work hard for their keep as dresses, separates and more formal suits. Our triple crepe fabrics are just the thing to fulfill all these demanding roles – and this royal blue crepe fabric is the latest addition to our collection of triple crepe fabrics.
The shade of blue here is a vibrant, rich shade of royal blue. Take it down a notch with warm ivory, pale stone and dove grey – or up the ante with pale chartreuse or coral.
As a triple crepe, our royal blue triple crepe fabric drapes exceptionally well as you would expect. It has enough weight and substance not to highlight every lump and bump it might encounter – and it moves with exceptional grace as we think you’ll see from this video.
We’d describe our royal blue triple crepe fabric as either a medium-weight suiting fabric or a heavier-weight dress fabric. It has some mechanical ease across the width and the bias of the fabric. Our royal blue triple crepe fabric is a bit of a gift for dresses with drape, coat dresses, elegant jackets, skirts and trousers alike. If you’ve a special occasion then this will be a delicious fabric to dress up, in the knowledge that you can keep it as for classic ‘best’ dressing – or decide to get your wear out of it through the season. It has excellent opacity but for a special garment you’ll want to line it to help with structure and movement.
It is a polyester cloth – but with that comes washability (although not necessarily if you’ve lined it!), crease-resistance and durability. We think our triple crepe fabrics are a bit of a classic; we find they are relatively well-behaved and easy to manipulate providing you take your time to make sure your pattern pieces are placed correctly in line with the selvedge when positioning them for cutting out.
We’ve been experimenting with wide-legged ‘sport luxe’ trousers – our triple crepe fabrics are a perfect fabric choice for those and we’ve lots of suggestions on our ‘Athleisure trousers’ Pinterest board. We used our Draping taupe-brown triple crepe fabric to make up the ‘Leah’ lounge pants from Style Arc. They’ve been worn and washed repeatedly (and suffered many a messy meal, too) yet have endured all this with elegance and resilience.
You can read more about those trousers in Alice’s ‘Leah lounge pants’ blog post. She also used this fabric for her jumpsuit blog – click here to find out more!
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – however we recommend spot-or dry-cleaning lined garments. See our Fabric care pages for more information.