Our gold and charcoal floral crepe fabric is an enigmatic cloth. Full of muted browns and charcoals, it’s also lit up with soft ivories, warm golds and pops of bronze and tobacco-gold. It’s a counterpoint to the bright simplicity of classic summer prints.
What kind of fabric is this?
Although a much less substantial fabric than our triple crepes our charcoal floral crepe fabric is nonetheless a highly versatile and practical fabric. We’d describe it as a fine-to-medium-weight dress fabric. It has some elastane in its composition, giving a slight stretch across its width. Not a massive amount – but enough for ease in a fitted garment.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our charcoal floral crepe fabric has the grainy texture you’d expect in a crepe fabric. It would still be comfortable next to the skin however. It’s very pliable and not at all bulky.
How does this fabric move?
Our bronze and charcoal floral crepe fabric is a very fluid, rippling fabric that falls into heaps of rounded folds. However it has some substance and swings with great liveliness as you can see from this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
This is a very closely-woven crepe fabric which therefore has very good opacity for its weight. A shirt, top or tunic wouldn’t require lining. Although you might consider a slip or a lining under a dress or skirt for movement against hosiery or for structure – you wouldn’t require it for purposes of modesty.
What can I make with this fabric?
Trousers, dresses, skirts and tops are all options for this most versatile of fabrics. However we’ve lately fallen in love with jumpsuits as you’ll know from recent blog posts. We’d definitely consider this charcoal floral crepe fabric as a candidate for a pattern such as the ‘Carly’ Jumpsuit from Style Arc. We think the drape of this fabric is perfect for it – light enough for cross-season wear and classy enough to take you through to the evening, too.
You can see other jumpsuit pattern options on our Jumpsuit Sewing Patterns Pinterest Board.
95% polyester, 5% elastane
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.