This serene dusty pink stretch wool fabric has been imported from Italy for use by a leading British house; we’re thrilled to have grabbed some. It has a handle that is so refined that we swear it will make you sigh. It’s a very finely-woven fabric with a beautiful finish, moving with ripples and with an amazing swing as you can see in this video.
This is the perfect fabric for cross-season tailoring – or simply if you prefer jackets, trousers and skirts that have a more relaxed, less structured feel. Although this is very definitely a lighter-weight suiting fabric it has excellent opacity for its weight and is very stable and straight-forward to work with. It’s the kind of fabric that will elevate a simple pattern to a new level – and if you do have the skills to introduce tailored elements then your garments will have a real touch of class.
Relaxed blazers are very much on trend at the moment and we’ve been getting super feedback from customers using Kwik Sew pattern 3715
We think it’s a fair bet that a blazer in this delightful dusky pink stretch wool fabric will never really be out of style – you’ll be wearing it in years to come. As far as trousers and skirts are concerned, this is a fabric that will suit more fitted designs just as much as it will those with more movement. You might also want to consider this soft pink stretch wool fabric as a candidate for tunics, dresses and even shirts, such is its level of drape and ease of wear, even next to the body.
The minimal spandex element here will give just the slightest touch of ease and also helps with the drape – we wouldn’t go so far as to say that this was a full-on stretch fabric. Also for ther record, although this is a subtle soft and dusty shade of pink, it’s unusual in having a little warmth to it rather than leaning over towards the cool blue/grey edge of the colour spectrum.
98% wool, 2% spandex
We recommend dry-cleaning this fabric to preserve its fit, finish and texture, particularly for lined garments. See our Fabric care pages for more information.