Regular drop-ins as well as the staff here at ClothSpot are all partial to a spot of Frasier binge-watching when we fancy a good belly-laugh. The character of Daphne played by British actress Jane Leeves is something of a doyenne of 90s casual fashion and she’s often to be seen in black trousers and short skirts. It’s a style that’s become a perennial favourite in one form of another; a classic look with its origins in the hip jazz scene of the 1950s and 60s (think Audrey Hepburn). This black stretch cotton sateen fabric is therefore a bit of a staple for us – it’s our latest version of this classic and we wouldn’t be without it.
We think this particular black stretch cotton sateen fabric sits in the medium-weight sateen bracket, yet it has almost complete opacity due to its close weave. It’s a crisp fabric which holds a shape well as you can see from this video.
It’s very pliable and not at all bulky. The stretch element here is a very slight one across the width of the fabric – just enough for a little ease in a tightly-fit garment.
The smooth lustre of this black stretch sateen fabric lends it a calm, serene quality. The black here is a solid, true black which doesn’t lean towards blue, green, brown or grey – or not as far as our naked eyes can tell.
We think you’ll find this fabric a fabulous option for cropped trousers to wear with either black brogues, heeled boots or posh sandals alike. We’re great enthusiasts of the Style Arc trousers in terms of fit and construction – these ‘Claudia’ Pants from Style Arc are just the thing we’d envisage for our black stretch cotton sateen fabric.
97% cotton, 3% spandex
Machine wash at 40 degrees, however we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages