This pink and powder blue checked wool fabric is something of a heart-lifter we’d like to think. If you’re looking for a warm wool, yet one that looks towards cold, crisp late-winter days rather than autumnal hibernation, then these fresh yet soft tones of blue, edgy pink and soft earthy khaki will do the trick. This is a superb-quality British-produced 100% wool fabric with real class.
We’d describe our pink and powder blue checked wool fabric either as a heavier-weight suiting as a solid medium-weight coating fabric. Pliable and easy to work, it has excellent opacity and a softly-folding movement as you can see from this video.
This is a fabric of substance. It has a relatively soft and smooth handle, but with more of a ‘British tweed’ feel than say, a silky Italian wool. Coats, skirt suits and jackets are going to be a delight to make and wear. Our pink and powder blue checked wool fabric would make a statement cross-season winter coat or a classic fitted suit – it’s perfect either for classic tailoring subverting with the asymmetric touch of Vivienne Westwood perhaps. Alternatively, consider dressing it down over a pair of pale blue denim jeans. The wool will be taken to a more laid-back level and the denim elevated. The pink here is a deceptively sharp shade but used with discretion – and the windowpane check of softest khaki green serves to ground the design.
If you go the coat route, you might want to consider a pattern such as this princess-seamed coat (also with a jacket option) from Butterick patterns.
If you’re looking for a lining option then why not try our Soft gold viscose twill lining fabric – a classic which we think tones very nicely.
100% wool, produced in the UK.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages