We’re posting this fabulous soft yellow and blue floral brocade fabric just as restrictions are being eased in the UK. When it arrived, much earlier in the year, we’d envisaged it as a rather wonderful fabric for a summer wedding; it holds a soft structure, it’s lightweight, doesn’t crease easily and oh, those colours; that brocaded pattern. However as the prospect of outdoor events again becomes a reality in many countries, we thought it might not be too late for it to have its moment in the sun; quite literally.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our yellow and blue brocade fabric is primarily a polyester fabric with some stunning metallic yarns woven in too. Closely woven with excellent opacity, we’d describe it either as a lighter-weight suiting fabric or sitting towards the heavier end of a medium-weight dress fabric. Having said that it’s not a heavy fabric in terms of pure weight – in fact it’s surprisingly wafting for a fabric of such substance.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a soft, slightly crisp handle. Its woven and metallic-enhanced texture is evident in the feel of the fabric but in a very stable weave. Although it has some texture, there are no areas of vulnerable delicacy. The wrong side of the fabric has a much softer, more silky feel to it.
How does this fabric move?
This yellow and powdered blue floral brocade fabric is a softly draping cloth yet one which holds a shape. Pleats and tucks will help sculpt interesting angles and shapes. However it does fall into gently-angled folds and swings with elegance, it’s very pliable and easy to work. You can see how it moves in 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?
This primrose and soft blue floral brocade fabric has excellent opacity for its weight. However we’d suggest a lining will help with the comfort of wearing this fabric as well as with structure and shape. Although this isn’t a ‘scratchy’ brocade, as a skirt it will need help moving across hosiery; also a lined bodice will be more comfortable against the skin.
What can I make with this fabric?
Dresses and separates including skirts and jackets too – they’re all options for this exceptional fabric. Lightweight coats and coat-dresses are also worth consideration. The weight and texture of this fabric means that trousers probably aren’t appropriate. We love the volume in the ‘Candice’ Skirt by Style Arc – perfect for the shape-holding capacity of this fabric – and it has pockets too!
89% polyester, 11% metallic
We recommend hand-washing this fabric in order to preserve its texture and structure. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.