Just because spring is in the air doesn’t mean we can’t have a little texture in our wardrobe. Chanel-style jackets and skirts with a difference are in our thoughts. This ivory and navy blue bouclé fabric is the latest of our textured suitings to arrive this spring, and we love the contrast of the crisp woven background with the chenille-like thicker yarns used to create the distinctive hand-drawn geometry of the design.
PLEASE NOTE: There’s a very subtle repeat of 17cm (6.5″) to the apparently-random weave pattern of this fabric. We suggest you allow for a little additional fabric for pattern matching where necessary.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our ivory and navy blue bouclé fabric is a blend of wool, cotton and polyester. It combines yarns of different thicknesses and textures to create a beautifully-soft fabric which unlike many bouclés, is constructed on a stable woven base layer. We’d call it a medium-thickness coating fabric but as with many textured fabrics, that thickness doesn’t translate to weight or bulk.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a particularly soft and textured handle. It’ll be comfortable and gentle next to the skin as a jacket collar; it’s also extremely pliable and will shape to fit around the body with comfort.
How does this fabric move?
Our ivory and navy blue bouclé fabric has a soft drape. Although tucks and pleats will help form shapes, this is a fabric that will fall easily and move with elegance 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?
You’ll probably want to line this fabric in order to provide additional structure as well as to enable it to move across the body and over clothing layers. (We have just received some navy blue viscose lining fabric – we’ll be putting it online as quickly as we can but let us know if you need some!)
What can I make with this fabric?
We sourced this ivory and navy blue bouclé fabric specifically with a classic ‘Chanel’ style jacket in mind. It has a decorative as well as a functional selvedge.
Our go-to pattern for this design is usually Vogue Pattern 7975 since it offers such a good range of front closures, sleeves, lengths and trim options for this classic wardrobe staple.
40% viscose, 40% cotton, 20% polyester.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning bouclé garments in order to retain their texture. Find out more on our About our fabric pages