We love the scale and design of the print pattern of this slate and coral stretch cotton piqué fabric. It has the look of a graphic design logo from the 1980s which was itself derived from an earlier 1950s print design. In truth it would probably be a bit sophisticated for the average fanzine but the collage-like spirit is all there. The classic squared, slightly textured ‘piqué’ weave of this fabric works particularly well with the print pattern.
We think our slate and coral stretch cotton piqué fabric is a perfect choice for summer dressing. Soft to the touch and cool to wear, you might all this a light-to-medium weight suiting or a structured medium-weight dress fabric. It isn’t a draping fabric; it behaves more like a lighter-weight cotton drill, folding and falling as you can see from this video.
The structure of this fabric makes it perfect for summer separates – a skirt with pleats would hold its shape; trousers would either be tailored or closely-fitted. Alternatively a sun dress or summer pinafore would be a fabulous option with the stretch element of this fabric helping with a comfortable fit. The stretch in this fabric is across the width of the fabric. We’d say it’s about 10% – enough for some ease and to make close-fitting a more comfortable option.
We’ve had a very close look at the colours here and we think that the darker element is actually a midnight blue and not black. We had to look very closely though – and we suspect it would work well with either colour.
We’re thinking of summer crops topped off by a crisp white shirt which will play to the retro strengths of this fabric design. The ‘Luna’ Pant from Style Arc would be a great option – we like their trouser patterns and have had excellent feedback too from customers.
140cm (It’s wider but some of the printing close to the selvedge is a little erratic)
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