While we like to add some spice and inspiration to our site with prints, up-to-date colours and seasonal fabrics, there are some fabrics that we’ll always want to offer you as they’re such wardrobe stalwarts. This black stretch cotton drill fabric is absolutely one of those. We love the quality of it, the potential to ground an outfit and its willingness to allow other fabrics to shine. However make no mistake – this is a quality fabric in its own right.
In case you were wondering, this is indeed the sister-fabric to our ‘Pure & simple’ stone stretch cotton drill fabric. As we’re sure you’re aware, there are as many shades of black as you can imagine – try wearing two unmatched black garments together in an outfit and you’ll come to realise it very quickly. What we can say is that the black here is a good, true, solid shade of black It has a super utilitarian (but not stiff) handle – and although this black stretch cotton drill fabric is an excellent and robust cloth, it’s still very pliable and easy to work.
Our classic black stretch cotton drill fabric is 97% cotton mixed with 3% spandex – although we’d say that the stretch in the handle is rather less than that which we detected in the stone colourway. The stretch element is present in the weft threads, meaning that it gives across the width of the fabric. However not too much – it holds its shape nicely. Cut your trousers down the length of the fabric as you usually would, and your cigarette pants, clamdiggers, capri crops – or whatever your legwear of choice happens to be – will have a comfortable ease across their width.
Of course trousers aren’t the only possibility for our black stretch cotton drill fabric. We were discussing in the ClothSpot workroom only this week, how we like to use a stretch fabric for jackets in order to give a bit of ease across our shoulders. One of us swims, we spend our days heaving rolls of fabric around – we have shoulders and we like our clothes to fit them. However having a close fit to the back and waist looks neat and satisfying and a jacket in a stretch fabric like this one would do the trick nicely.
97% cotton, 3% spandex
Machine wash at 40 degrees but we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages.