Back in the late 70s I remember a few raised eyebrows in our neck of the woods when the Look North weather forecaster started using the term ‘mizzle’ to describe that damp crossover between mist and drizzle. It turns out though, that it’s a West Country term that’s been in use since the 18th century – and in our opinion the perfect word to describe this cosy blue and green checked coating fabric.
We’d be the first to say that our comforting blue and green checked coating fabric isn’t a depths-of-winter coating. However there’s no denying that the napping on the outer surface of this fabric is a soft and cosy as could possibly be. It blurs the woven checked pattern too – it’s almost as if you’re wearing a foggy fabric. A wrap or even a wide scarf would be perfectly fabulous to sink into; a collar on a jacket, a coatigan or coat would be a delight.
That soft outer surface will trap the warm air around you – add a lining to it; put it over a jumper, add a funnel neck perhaps, and a scarf – and you’ll be on your way. This green and blue checked coating fabric will add just a bit of colour and texture to your wardrobe, picking up some classic colours without resorting to colour-blocking, if that’s not your thing.
Our blue and green checked coating fabric probably sits towards the lighter-weight end of the medium-weight coating category. It’s a very pliable, fairly draping fabric which isn’t in the least bulky; it’s stable and well behaved to work with. It moves and wraps with elegance as you can see in this video.
The extremely softly-textured handle means that we don’t think that this is one for trousers and dresses – although a skirt might be an option. We put together a Pinterest board on Coatigans a little while ago – do drop in and see if there’s anything there that takes your fancy. Our top pick for this blue and green checked coating fabric would be to riffle through this Winter Chill bundle of patterns from BurdaStyle which includes a simple layered top and a cape as well as various cosy jackets.
90% polyester, 10% wool
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages