When we’re choosing fabrics for the ClothSpot collections, there are giveaways that you’d hear (or not hear) as we work our way through samples. Pensive silence is always a sign that something’s going on as we envisage what a fabric might help create. Other positive indicators include “Ooh – feel that” and “What is that? Really?” – both of which were to be heard when we came across this remarkable burgundy stretch cotton mix suiting fabric.
With a smooth, refined handle, near-total opacity and a fabulous structure, this burgundy stretch cotton mix suiting fabric is the kind of fabric you don’t come across every day. This isn’t a draping fabric – it has a crisp feel and can hold a shape as you can see from this video.
It’s also worth noting that the stretch here is not a capacious one – only around the 5% mark we’d say – and only across the width of the fabric. We think this beautiful burgundy stretch cotton mix suiting fabric is a versatile cloth despite the very specific nature of its undoubted qualities. Fitted ‘wiggle’ dresses, tailored or close fitting trousers, fitted jackets and pencil skirts are all garments that would make the most of its smooth finish and gentle ease.
We think this Claudia Stretch Woven Pant pattern from Style Arc would benefit from the elegant finish of this burgundy stretch cotton mix pattern, as well as the firm stretch that will help with the fit.
50% cotton, 46% polyester, 4% spandex
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees. Find out more about fabric care on our About our fabric pages