If the idea of grey wool flannel fabric conjures up visions of schoolboy shorts, catapults and furry boiled sweets, let us disavow you of your prejudices. This is an extremely refined fabric which exudes all the qualities you’d expect from a fabric originating from a high-end fashion house.
Our charcoal grey wool flannel fabric has a smooth, refined handle and an exquisite, restrained drape as you can see from this video.
We’d describe it as leaning towards the lighter-weight end of a medium-weight suiting fabric yet it has excellent opacity as you’d expect from a densely-woven flannel fabric. That said, this is a very pliable fabric, not at all bulky and once which we think will be a total delight to work with. There won’t be any more of this one – so grab it while you can.
We think our charcoal grey wool flannel fabric will be perfect for a whole wardrobe full of garments – although we appreciate you might want to pick just one (or maybe two?). Tailored winter dresses, tunics and skirts will be garments you’ll find yourself turning to repeatedly. Jackets and lighter-weight coats will also be options – whether you choose to fit them or opt for more draping or cocoon styles. An outfit in our grey wool flannel fabric doesn’t have to be sober – use it as a classic backdrop for a pop of colour. We’ve teamed it here with our ‘Capsicum’ double-sided spice-red faux suede fabric.
However for our money, the idea of a pair of elegant trousers is hard to resist. Whether you go for a cropped cigarette pants or a wider-legged option, this grey wool flannel fabric won’t disappoint. Should you need some style inspiration, we have two words. Katherine Hepburn – whose penchant for trousers is discussed in this article from Vanity Fair.
On the pattern front, we know that lots of you have personal trouser favourites. However just as an indication of the kind of classic we think this grey wool flannel fabric might be suited to, consider these Wide Leg Trousers from BurdaStyle.
If you take the time to fit them well, you’ll have a wardrobe essential for years to come. Take a look at our ‘Seeking the ultimate trousers’ blogs for some useful tips and fitting resources.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages