Winter coats tend to fall into one of two or three categories. There’s the perennial classic – a neutral, understated and classy coat that will never be out of style. Then there’s the wild and wonderful indulgence that you couldn’t resist, even though its moment will doubtless pass. Then there’s the favourite that lifts your wardrobe, and your heart, every time you bring it out to play. It’s part of your unique style. We think this marled lime green wool coating fabric falls into the latter category. You might be wearing a black polo and tailored trousers – a vision of understated style. Then pop a peacoat in this green wool coating fabric over the top and your mood and look are elevated immediately.
And besides, how could this lime green wool coating fabric not lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face? Imagine the colours you can throw at it in the way of accessories. Rusts, purples, ivory, vibrant pinks…the list goes on.
This is a medium weight wool coating fabric, manufactured in the UK. It’s closely woven with very good opacity for its weight, however despite the very slight nap on the right side, it’s not a melton as the weave is visible. It doesn’t fray easily however, so we think it will prove easy to work with, particularly since it’s a pliable cloth but with very good structure. It’s not a draping fabric but it falls and folds with elegance as you can see from this video.
There’s a faint soft, dark taupe yarn woven into this green coating fabric which takes the green down a notch and adds depth and a sense of complexity. We think our marled lime green wool coating fabric is a versatile number. Coats, jackets, skirts and pinafores would all be options. We don’t think we’d trouser it as it’s probably just a tad too thick to do so with comfort.
We rather like the style of this ‘Beatrice’ Pea Coat from Style Arc for our green wool coating fabric. There’s a nod to 60s/70s styling and plenty of potential for wool skirts and opaque tights to work the look further.‘Beatrice’ Pea Coat from Style Arc
165cm (i.e. WI-I-I-DE!)
95% wool, 5% polyester
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages