We never stop learning at ClothSpot – it’s one of the joys of our job and we wouldn’t have it any other way. One of the many things we’ve learned with this classic monochrome checked suiting fabric is that apparently this type of check is known as a ‘Glen plaid’ or ‘Glenurquhart check. At the time of writing, Alice is busy working on a jacket which we’ll be blogging soon. You can see her work-in-progress on our Instagram feed here.
Checked jackets and blazers are quite the thing at the moment – and we thought this monochrome checked suiting fabric would be the perfect opportunity to create one that fitted well, with a cut to suit your preference. We can report that despite the fact that this isn’t a wool fabric, it’s proved itself to be well up to the task. We’d describe our monochrome checked suiting fabric as a solid medium-weight suiting with a surprising amount of swing to it once you have a metre or two in your hand. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
There’s just a little stretch in this fabric – enough for a little ease across the shoulders, say – but not so much as to be particularly noticeable. It has a soft handle (that’s the viscose) and it sews and presses very well.
Of course jackets aren’t the only wardrobe opportunities for our monochrome checked suiting fabric. Trousers would certainly be an option – although we suspect that given the weight of this fabric, you’d reserve them for colder weather. A pencil skirt however would be perfect – either with a plain shirt on top or teamed with the aforementioned jacket for a very sharp look.
The pattern Alice is using for her jacket is Blazer 125 from BurdaStyle. However she’s made some modifications which you can find out all about in her blog when it’s posted.
69% polyester, 29% viscose, 2% spandex
Machine washable to 40 degrees but we recommend spot- and dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages