Here’s our latest wool tweed – this eye-catching grey, tan, pink and rust checked tweed fabric is a modern twist on a classic suiting. We defy you not to find something in your autumn or winter wardrobe that would make the most of these fabulous colours. In a season that can see us gravitate to sober darks, this is a fabric to challenge your comfort zone in the best possible way.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our amazing rust and pink checked tweed fabric is a 100% wool, twill-woven fabric. We’d describe it as a warm, heavier-weight suiting fabric or as leaning towards the lighter-weight end of a medium-weight coat fabric. You’ll need to know that the check repeat on this fabric is 7cm by the way.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a classic slightly-textured wool tweed handle. It’ll be smooth and gentle next to the skin as a coat collar but despite its warmth, it’s also very pliable and well-behaved – not at all stiff to work with or wear.
How does this fabric move?
Our rust and pink tweed fabric falls in softly-angled folds. It’s clearly not a fluid fabric but falls extremely elegantly from pleats and can hold a little shape too. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You’ll probably want to line this fabric in order to provide additional structure as well as to enable it to move across the body and over clothing layers. Coats and jackets will definitely want to be lined, both for structure as well as added warmth, given the likely uses of a fabric like this wool tweed. However the checked weave is equally well-defined on each side. We’d be hard pressed to distinguish one from the other so you could use it as a double-sided fabric. On the other hand you’ll need to be careful to ensure you mark the side you’ve chosen as the right side once you’ve cut your pattern pieces.
What can I make with this fabric?
We think this distinctive and distinguished pink and rust tweed fabric will prove to be a more versatile cloth than one might imagine. Jackets, winter skirts (longer A-line cuts or pencil skirts alike) or even a winter pinafore would all be options. Fitted and more formal coats would work well, as would more utilitarian designs such as pea coats and duffles. Culottes are very much to the fore this season – and a sharply-pleated pair would be very on-point. If you’re in the market for a classic jacket however, the ‘Jasika’ Blazer pattern from Closet Case may be the one for you.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages