Imagine a garden you’d love to be sitting in on a balmy summer’s evening. Lights strung through a pergola over the table, glowing through vine leaves. Plants and flowers close by are softly lit; the rest of the garden fades into near-dark as you gaze out. That, my friends, is this green and soft purple stretch jacquard fabric. Richly-coloured yet strangely calming and with layer upon layer of texture, colour and pattern. Breathe deeply; you can smell the honeysuckle…
Back on planet earth (where it’s grey, windy and thunderstorms are forecast) we’re a little bit enchanted with this soft purple stretch jacquard fabric. Call it a medium-weight dress fabric or a lighter-weight suiting – it’s a versatile cloth. It has a lovely soft handle and is very pliable. Not so much a draping fabric as you can see from this video, but it hangs nicely and has just about 10% of ease across its width.
Jackets, skirts, dresses, even trousers – all are options for this soft purple stretch jacquard fabric. Although it’s full of colour, the tones are muted slightly. It’ll work with yellows, greens, purples, reds, pinks – pretty much any colour you’d like to pick out. However it’s not a loud ‘in your face’ fabric at all. The weave and print mean that it has excellent opacity – we wouldn’t worry about a lining, even for a fitted dress – that is, unless you were making something very structured. It’s certainly soft enough to be worn next to the skin and that cotton content will keep it comfortable.
For our money, a summer pencil skirt would be a fabulous option. Wear it with sandals and bare legs and a simple t-shirt on top. Job done, workwear to evening. The ‘Zoe’ Pencil Skirt from Style Arc might be the one for you – we love those elegant angled darts.
52% cotton, 42% polyester, 3% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.