We think it’s always a good thing to have some garments in your wardrobe that you can rely on for elegance, style and a little bit of self-expression, whatever the weather and whatever the occasion. Garments that will work hard for their keep as dresses, separates and more formal suits. Crepe is a fabulous fabric for these demanding roles – and this heather-purple triple crepe fabric is a welcome return to our collection of crepe fabrics.
We think this slightly muted heather-purple triple crepe fabric will find a welcome home in among the rich purples and earthy tones now appearing in our wardrobes. The restrained nature of this shade of purple is no less rich and sumptuous for all its subtlety – we think it will hold its own with other pinks and purples, as well as with calm greys and soft golds for instance.
As a triple crepe, our heather-purple triple crepe fabric drapes exceptionally well as you would expect. It has enough weight and substance not to highlight every lump and bump it might encounter – and it moves with exceptional grace as we think you’ll see from this short video clip.
This is a medium-weight suiting fabric with a little bit of mechanical ease across the width and the bias of the fabric. Our heather-purple triple crepe fabric is a bit of a gift for dresses with drape, coat dresses, elegant jackets, skirts and trousers alike. If you’ve a special occasion then this will be a delicious fabric to dress up, in the knowledge that you can keep it as for classic ‘best’ dressing – or decide to get your wear out of it through the season. This heather-purple triple crepe fabric has good opacity but for a special garment you’ll want to line it to help with structure and movement. It is a polyester cloth but with that comes washability (although not if you’ve lined it!), crease-resistance and durability. We think our triple crepe fabrics are a bit of a classic; we find they are relatively well-behaved and easy to manipulate providing you take your time to make sure your pattern pieces are placed correctly in line with the selvedge when positioning them for cutting out.
We’ve been experimenting with wide-legged ‘sport luxe’ trousers – our triple crepe fabrics are a perfect fabric choice for those and we’ve lots of suggestions on our ‘Athleisure trousers’ Pinterest board. We used our Draping taupe-brown triple crepe fabric to make up these ‘Leah’ lounge pants from Style Arc. They’ve been worn and washed repeatedly (and suffered many a messy meal, too) yet have endured all this with elegance and resilience.
You can read more about them in Alice’s ‘Leah lounge pants’ blog post.