Schiaparelli isn’t the kind of association one would normally make with a utilitarian cotton twill. However it’s the obvious association we made as soon as we cast an eye on this shocking pink stretch cotton twill fabric. If you wanted a colour to give you a lift and send you cartwheeling into the summer months, then this versatile fabric is one which will do that, finding any number of uses in your wardrobe. You don’t have to wear it next to your face – pop a classic white shirt over a pair of summer trousers however and you can’t fail to be your finest ‘you’.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a cotton twill fabric sitting firmly in the medium-weight bracket. It has the distinctive diagonal twill weave that you’d expect. Although there’s some elastane in the composition, it’s just enough to give a little ease – nothing more.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our hot pink stretch cotton twill fabric is a refined fabric with a smooth, crisp feel. Although it’s not a soft fabric it will be perfectly comfortable next to the skin as trousers or a skirt.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with an elegant structure which manages to hold a shape well, as you can see from 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.
Do I need to line this fabric?
Trousers or a utility skirt; even a casual coat or jacket won’t require lining, although visible seams will need to be finished well. However for more structured jackets or formal garments, a lining will add structure and will help with movement across the body as well as taking them on and off easily.
What can I make with this fabric?
Trousers, skirts, jackets and trench-style coats are all options. Pinafore dresses and simple tunics will also work well. Our hot pink stretch cotton twill fabric has just a little ease as noted – cut a pair of trousers down the length of the fabric as you usually would, and your cigarette pants, clamdiggers, capri crops – or whatever your legwear of choice happens to be – will give just a little bit.
We’re looking at a well-fitted pair of cropped trousers for this fabric – McCalls 6361 is the one we have our eye on at the moment. We think the structure of his hot pink stretch cotton twill will help create a strong silhouette for this decisive design.
97% cotton, 3% elastane
Machine wash at 40 degrees but we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.