Here’s another fabulous Italian cotton twill for your delectation. As with its stablemates, our soft olive brown stretch cotton twill fabric is a beautifully-refined twill – the perfect choice for spring and summer and spanning casual and more elevated dressing. The colour here is a very warm, muted brown, complimenting a neutral and earthy colour palette
What kind of fabric is this?
Our elegant soft olive brown stretch cotton twill fabric is a resilient medium-weight twill with the characteristic diagonal weave structure you’d expect.
What does this fabric feel like?
This twill has a very smooth handle due to its fine weave. It will be comfortable to wear next to the skin as a pair of trousers, a skirt or even a dress; it’s breatheable too.
How does this fabric move?
As you might expect, this is a crisp, well-structured cotton twill which holds a shape well. There’s just a little elastane in the composition; not enough for a full-on stretch but just enough to help with fitting and ease of movement in the finished garment. You can see how it moves and stretches in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line trousers made from this soft olive brown stretch cotton twill fabric. Likewise a jacket or coat could be constructed without a lining providing you finished the seams with binding. However a more fitted jacket would benefit from a lining to help with structure. A skirt or dress may also need lining in order to help with movement across the body, especially over hosiery.
What can I make with this fabric?
A jacket with a close fit to the back and waist looks neat and satisfying – and a classic cloth with a little give such as this soft olive stretch cotton twill fabric would be just great in that role. Trousers or shorts would be a home-run too more tailored or casual but closely-fitted designs as well as chino cuts would all be perfect for this fabric. If you’re up for a big-ticket item however, then consider a trench coat. The ‘Isla’ Trench Coat pattern from Named Clothing would be a match made in heaven we think.
97% cotton, 3% elastane
Machine wash at 40 degrees but we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.