In the past we haven’t really ‘gone big’ on scuba fabric. Lots of us worry about being trapped in a polyester sausage and ‘glowing’ uncontrollably as a result. However we say this delightful grey and pink printed scuba fabric and decided that it might be just the thing to give a winter wardrobe a little lift.
Pastels tend to be the domain of the spring season but we think the silveriness of this digitally-printed fabric would be lovely at a festive party – and yet could still play a role in the coming seasons. Our silver-grey and pink printed scuba fabric is a medium-weight example of its kind. It holds a shape softly, yet still falls and moves nicely as you can see from this video.
We adore the warm pinks, silver-greys and soft, soft violet colours in this fabric. It has very good opacity and we think it would work equally well as a top, tunic, dress or skirt. It has enough resilience in its stretch for you to use some negative ease in your design – but it’s stable enough simply to use that stretch as ease for movement and comfort. A fitted dress or top therefore would work well – as would a skirt, say, with pleats designed to create a shape.
This ‘Candice’ skirt pattern from Style Arc is designed specifically for scuba and we think it would use the qualities of our grey and pink printed scuba fabric very well.
A skirt of this design has the added benefit of being easy to wear into warmer weather without feeling the need to carry a portable air conditioning unit with you at all times.
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – however we recommend spot-or dry-cleaning lined garments. See our Fabric care pages for more information.