This year we’ve had the harshest of winters as well as the warmest of summers. Yet most of our weather is ‘in-between’ – which is when layering garments really does come into its own. We think this finely-woven olive green wool suiting fabric will prove perfect for a layered approach to your wardrobe. We can imagine a blazer over a T-shirt; a relaxed shirt and jumper over trousers. This sharp olive green wool suiting fabric has arrived from Italy via a high-end UK-based designer and is a beautiful-quality fabric which will bring class to any ensemble.
Although we acquired this as a 100% wool fabric, when we draped it, the fact that it has just a little spandex across its width became clear. You’d hardly notice it in a swatch but across the full width of the fabric there’s just a small percentage of ease. You can see its fabulous, lively drape and that slight stretch in this video.
The olive green here is one related to a deep, dark chartreuse. There’s just the slightest edge in the colour of this olive green wool suiting fabric; nothing obvious but just enough to lift an outfit. This is a colour that looks stunning with fresh ivory and clean white; alternatively ramp up the impact with ochres, rusts and gold.
The construction of this lovely wool is a very slightly textured, although flat weave. The texture comes from the fact that the warp and weft yarns are constructed from multiple threads – which gives our olive green wool suiting fabric a little more substance than you might expect. Having said that, it’s a very pliable fabric which will prove easy to work. We think it would be just fabulous as cross-season trousers – either wide, flowing ones or more tailored and cropped designs. It would also make a classic pencil skirt or even a tailored dress.
Relaxed blazers look to return this autumn and we’d remind you of the super feedback we’ve had from customers using Kwik Sew pattern 3715. We think our olive green wool suiting fabric would be perfect for a cross-season version of this design.
100% wool (except for a little spandex)
We recommend dry-cleaning this fabric to preserve its fit, finish and texture, particularly for lined garments. See our Fabric care pages for more information.