With the appearance of a classic plaid suiting, this cream, black and chestnut checked viscose mix fabric is actually a somewhat different specimen. It’s a more draping, less substantial fabric than a suiting but perfect for skirts, trousers and tailored dresses that you might wish to give a nod to the classic tailoring suggested by the checked pattern.
What kind of fabric is this?
A blend of viscose and polyester, we’d describe this black and chestnut viscose mix fabric as a lightweight suiting or a medium-weight dress fabric. Stable and easy to work, this is a well-behaved fabric with good opacity for its weight.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a soft, gentle handle. The slightly relaxed weave and viscose content mean that it’s a comfortable fabric to wear next to the skin – so perfect for cross-season separates such as trousers or skirts.
How does this fabric move?
The softly-rounded and slightly-wafting drape fo this black and chestnut viscose mix fabric are part of what sets it apart from a classic suiting fabric. You can see how it drapes and moves in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
This is a fabric with good opacity for its weight; a simple top or tunic won’t need lining. A skirt or dress will require a half slip or lining in order to help movement across hosiery. Similarly, a dress bodice may require lining in order to provide additional structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
This is a fabric perfect for transitioning between the seasons. Fancy a hint of autumn but without the formality of a suit? Try a flowing skirt, simple shift top or a pair of palazzo pants in this cream and chestnut checked viscose mix trousers. We thought the ‘Fifi’ Woven Pant pattern from Style Arc would be a great way of ringing the changes with a simple wide-legged trouser in this lightweight autumnal plaid.
34% viscose, 55% polyester
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.