This lustrous mink stretch cotton sateen fabric is in effect a fabulous cross-season neutral. As a skirt or pair of trousers you can give it a classic look with a white or ivory shirt or opt for a more opulent look with deep purple. Alternatively team it with silver greys or rose golds for a more enigmatic combination. We’re great aficionados of stretch cotton sateen. It’s supremely versatile, easy to work and practical too – yet the subtle sheen on the surface of the fabric lifts it out of the workaday and into a slightly more upmarket bracket. The shade of mink here leans towards the warmer edge of the spectrum but it’s the kind of fabric that reflects the colour tones it’s surrounded by.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a cotton sateen mostly composed of cotton (59%), with some polyester and a small amount (4%) of stretch. It has a plain-woven reverse side but the face of the fabric has a satin weave which reflects a little light, giving it a distinctive lustre. This is a light-to-medium weight sateen; perfect for cross-seasonal wear.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our mink stretch sateen fabric has a wonderfully-smooth, crisp handle. Although it’s not a soft or ‘floppy’ fabric it will be cool and comfortable next to the skin as a pair of trousers. It’s not at all bulky; it’s very pliable and easy to work.
How does this fabric move?
This is a fabric with the ability to hold some shape. It doesn’t drape or flow; it falls into angled folds. The stretch element here is a very slight one across the width of the fabric – just enough for a little ease in a tightly-fit garment as you can see from this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
As you’d expect in a sateen, our mink stretch sateen fabric has very good opacity. You wouldn’t need to line a skirt or trousers for purposes of modesty, comfort or structure. If you were making a dress, skirt or jacket then you might want to add a lining for ease of movement over hosiery or other clothes.
What can I make with this fabric?
This lustrous mink stretch sateen fabric will work for most separates as well as dresses that require a little structure. Pencil or shorter skirts, wide-legged crop trousers, casual or fitted jackets – even classic trench coats are all options. We’re very partial to sateen trousers and these slightly tailored ‘Acajou Pants’ from Deer & Doe would make good use of the ability of this fabric to fit well and hold a little shape.
59% cotton, 37% polyester, 4% spandex
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.