This rich-toned red satin-backed crepe fabric is the latest colourway of this rather special yet versatile fabric. We adore these luxurious yet relaxed fabrics which have fabulous movement and the ability to gracefully reveal a shape underneath. Our red satin-backed crepe fabric is perfect for dressing up in that way – however it also has the potential for classic, elegant daywear. The face of the fabric is a muted yet rich berry red, leaning more towards the warm than the cool side of the ‘red’ spectrum. It’s backed with a gleaming matt satin finish offering a myriad of reflected red tones.
This subtle shade of red is delightful with silver greys and rich purples; it’s a colour quite happy to work as a statement piece in its own right, too.
A classic at any time of the year, this is a fabric with ‘special occasion’ written all over it (no, not literally of course…). This is a fabric with a fabulous drape yet with plenty of structure to enable it to work for a wide range of garments. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video clip.
Dresses, skirts, trousers, suits; tops and tunics too – our red satin-backed crepe fabric is immensely versatile we think. Although not overly heavy in actual weight, it has good opacity and the handle and thickness of a medium-weight suiting fabric. It has a classic crepe texture on its surface, but with a somewhat smoother feel than a classic wool or triple crepe, for instance. However that’s only part of the story. Don’t dismiss the reverse side of this red satin-backed crepe fabric. We’ve folded it back in our images and video so you can see the delightful contrast in textures that can be achieved by using both sides of this fabric in a garment. Collars, lapels, cuffs, trimmings – all of these can be lit up using the satin side of this fabric which is slightly lighter in colour and with a fabulous lustre. In fact you could go the whole hog and use the reverse side of this fabric for your whole garment.
The ‘Leah’ Lounge Pant is a ‘tried and tested’ here at ClothSpot but we think this red satin-backed crepe fabric would elevate this design to a whole new level.
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees but we recommend spot- and dry-cleaning lined or closely-fitted and structured garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.