We’re continuing our hunt for doubleknit fabrics that go beyond our usual expectations of your average ponte Roma jersey fabric, however much we might adore the look and feel of those wardrobe staples. Our latest find is this rather fabulous burgundy wool doubleknit jersey fabric.
With a massive 50% wool content, our burgundy wool doubleknit jersey fabric has a beautifully-smooth handle, very good opacity and an elegant drape. It also has a surprisingly-resilient stretch-and-return as you can see from this video.
This is a fabric that we think will tread that fine line between holding a structured shape and falling gently around the body. We think it would be perfect for simple fit-and-flare or shift dresses to dress up or down through the winter months. It would also be a fabulous choice for an unlined jersey jacket – either a classic ‘Chanel’ style box jacket or a relaxed blazer.
The colour of the burgundy here is a rich, slightly muted shade which will work wonderfully with charcoals, blacks, silver greys mustard and ochre yellows and tan accessories. We think it’s the perfect shade to enhance your autumnal wardrobe.
We know that the ‘Coco’ dress by Tilly and the Buttons continues to be a popular choice and we think our burgundy wool doubleknit fabric would be the perfect choice.
Do make sure you pre-wash your fabrics before cutting. Ponte Roma jersey fabrics tend to hold colour well, but if there’s any initial dye loss then you’ll want to deal with that before sewing different colours together. Check out our Fabric preparation and care guidelines for more details.
If you’d like to find out more about ponte Roma fabric then drop in on our Ponte Roma Fabric blog post for the whole story!
50% wool, 50% acrylic
Machine wash on a wool cycle. Find out more about fabric care on our About our fabric pages