We’ve unearthed a fabulous range of cotton twills in colours perfect for your autumn wardrobe. This soft tawny cotton twill fabric is a warmer, softer tone than a rust, too pink for brown, not orange enough for a terracotta. It complements ochres, golds, olives and clean, fresh neutrals too. Think simple jeans, shape-holding cropped trousers and casual jackets.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft tawny cotton twill fabric has a classic diagonal twill weave. We’d describe it as a medium-weight twill, with excellent opacity for its weight. This is a 100% cotton fabric – there’s a very little mechanical ease across its width and on the bias but the give is minimal.
What does this fabric feel like?
Although a robust fabric, our soft tawny cotton twill fabric has a soft handle. On the ‘right’ side, the surface has been very slightly brushed – not so much as to change the nature of the fabric but sufficient to give it a soft handle. The reverse is very smooth and will be comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This is a very pliable fabric which isn’t in the least bulky. However despite its softness and pliability, it’s not a draping fabric. It holds a shape and falls into angled folds 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.
Will I need to line this fabric?
A pair of trousers or casual jacket in this fabric won’t need lining. However a dress, skirt or more formal jacket could be lined in order to add shape and structure; also to enable ease of movement when being worn or when you’re taking it on and off.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our warm-toned tawny cotton twill fabric is perfect for casual skirts and jean-style jackets as well as jean-style and fitted trousers. We’ve got our eye on the ‘Ottoline’ jacket from Merchant & Mills which will use the structure of this fabric to good effect. The design also reflects the utilitarian nature of this twill.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.