Reliable, classy and unpretentious. That’s the kind of bona fide we’d expect from a fabric such as this soft khaki cotton twill fabric which comes to us from a high-end designer source. We think this is a versatile fabric which will find any number of uses in your wardrobe. What’s more, its classic shade of softest grey-green is one which we think you’ll find works well with any number of other colours.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a cotton twill fabric sitting towards the heavier-weight end of the medium-weight bracket. It has the distinctive diagonal twill weave that you’d expect. Although there’s no stretch content in this khaki cotton twill fabric, there’s some ease across the bias of the fabric as a result of the weave construction.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a refined fabric with a smooth, crisp feel. Although it’s not a soft fabric it will be comfortable next to the skin as trousers or a skirt.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with an elegant structure which manages to hold a shape well, as you can see from this video.
Do I need to line this fabric?
Trousers or a utility skirt; even a casual coat or jacket won’t require lining, although visible seams will need to be finished well. However for more structured jackets or formal garments, a lining will add structure and will help with movement across the body as well as taking them on and off easily.
What can I make with this fabric?
Trousers, skirts, jackets and trench-style coats are all options. Pinafore dresses and simple tunics will also work well. Our refined soft khaki cotton twill fabric has no stretch content, however due to the twill weave, there is a little ease across the width of the fabric. Cut your trousers down the length of the fabric as you usually would, and your cigarette pants, clamdiggers, capri crops – or whatever your legwear of choice happens to be – will give just a little bit. However that ease is nowhere near what spandex will give you and so you’ll need to make sure your pattern has some ease factored into its design.
We think our khaki cotton twill fabric would be perfect for the ‘Lander’ Pant by True / Bias which we know is a current favourite for lots of you (we’ve downloaded a copy too – watch this space…)
Machine wash at 40 degrees but we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.