We couldn’t resist this seductively-soft coral pink wool mix fabric. Bring a warm glow to your winter and a softer-than-soft touch to your neck. A wrap or even a wide scarf would be perfectly fabulous to sink into; a turned-up collar on a jacket or coat would be a welcome delight. As a coral pink goes, this one doesn’t stray very far towards the red or orange ends of the spectrum – but it’s definitely leans over in those directions in comparison to a more straightforward tone of pink.
The ‘right’ side of this coral pink wool mix fabric has a definite ‘nap’ or brushed surface. This traps air for warmth, provides a sense of depth and a a beautifully-soft texture. Our coral pink wool mix fabric has a lovely soft fold and a comparatively draping movement as you can see from this video.
Despite its warmth and softness this isn’t a bulky fabric. We think it would work wonderfully as a classic box jacket or skirt-suit – as well as a coat to take you across the changes in the seasons. Add a lining, wear it over a jumper, add a funnel neck or a scarf – and you’ll be on your way.
Our coral pink wool wool mix sits around the medium-weight coating category. As a coat it’s not going to help you weather the coldest excesses of winter but with the right lining it will keep you nicely cocooned and the colour will do wonders for your spirits.
The weight and textured surface of this coral pink wool mix fabric means that we don’t think that this is one for trousers and dresses – although a skirt would definitely be an option.
On the pattern front, we’re quite taken with this 50s-influenced ‘Opium’ Coat, just released by Deer & Doe. We think the design would be perfectly complemented by the classic coral tone of this fabric and the movement of the fabric would be perfect for that trapeze-like line.
We particularly like the overlapped welts on the pockets – and those raglan sleeves will be easy to assemble.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages