We’ve probably done this extraordinary charcoal and copper reversible cupro twill fabric a bit of a disservice. It was the sheen on the copper twill side that grabbed our attention at first but of course it’s probably the marled charcoal wool side that’s intended for show. That said, we think either side is worth showing off.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is primarily a cupro fabric (a luxurious form of viscose) with one side presenting as a twill-woven viscose lining and the other as a finely-woven charcoal wool fabric. The two elements are cleverly woven together; the copper twill is interwoven with the straight-woven yarns of the wool side. We’d describe it as a lighter-weight suiting fabric with excellent opacity for its weight. We suspect that it’s intended to work with the charcoal wool on the outside, with the copper twill acting as a lining fabric inside say, a jacket with felled seams for instance.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our charcoal and copper reversible cupro twill fabric has a smooth, crisp handle. Due to the quality of the yarns used and the fine weave, it’s comfortable next to the skin and isn’t at all bulky. It’s very pliable and we think it will prove easy to work.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with the ability to hold some shape; pegged pleats will verge on the sculptural. It doesn’t drape or flow; it falls into angled folds. You can see how it moves and drapes in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The copper viscose twill element of this fabric means that it already has a built-in lining so no – it wouldn’t be necessary to line it. Although of course there’s nothing to stop you doing so if you feel that you don’t want to show both sides, and your proposed garment is in need of added weight or structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our first thought was to eye up cross-season patterns for jackets and coats that don’t require linings. BurdaStyle have lots of patterns for unlined blazers and lighter-weight coats; we loved their Trench Coat pattern that we used for our blog a few springs ago (it’s still getting plenty of wear!)
70% cupro, 20% viscose, 10% wool
We recommend dry-cleaning this fabric since it’s comprised of yarns that will respond differently to washing. Find out more on our About our fabric pages