We have been steadily extending our colour range of these stretch suiting fabrics which have a similar composition to Roma jersey fabrics. However as with its sibling colourways, this chambray blue stretch suiting fabric is a woven and not a knitted fabric. We’ve called them ‘suiting’ fabrics as a generic term – however in truth they’re fabulously versatile, lending themselves to separates, dresses and layering. The shade of blue here is a relaxed mid-denim blue with a gently marled effect achieved with a blend of lighter-colour yarns.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our chambray blue stretch suiting fabric is a blend of viscose and polyester, with just a little stretch. Closely woven with excellent opacity, we’d describe it either as a lighter-weight suiting fabric or sitting at the heavier end of a medium-weight dress fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a very soft, gentle handle. It’s comfortable next to the skin and since the weave is so close, doesn’t have an obvious texture.
How does this fabric move?
This is a very draping fabric however it does have a lively structure to it as well. It’s very pliable and easy to work. Our chambray blue stretch suiting fabric has around 5% stretch across its width and around 10% down its length, providing a small amount of ease in a fitted garment. You can see how it moves and stretches in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
This chambray blue stretch suiting fabric has excellent opacity for its weight. You won’t need to line a dress or tunic made from this fabric for purposes of modesty, however a dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Jackets and skirts will most likely require lining for structure and shape as well as movement across the body, especially over hosiery.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tunics and dresses and separates including skirts, trousers and jackets too, are all options for this dark denim blue stretch suiting fabric. We’ve had some excellent feedback for the ‘Linda’ Stretch Pant from Style Arc and although we’ve yet to try it out, we think this might well be just the fabric for a relaxed and elegant pair of these.
78% polyester, 18% viscose, 4% elastane
Machine wash separately at 30 to 40 degrees.
Machine wash at 30 to 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.