Just because spring is in the air doesn’t mean we can’t have a little texture in our wardrobe. ‘Tis the season for a classic ‘Chanel’ style jacket – and we think our charcoal, lavender and camel wool mix bouclé fabric is the perfect candidate for that versatile design.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our lavender and camel wool mix bouclé fabric is a blend of wool, viscose and cotton. It combines yarns of different thicknesses and textures to create a rich, deeply-textured fabric which is nonetheless very stable and easy to work. The colour combination means that it’ll find plenty of willing colour companions since it covers all shades of neutral as well as purples and ochre. We’d call it a medium-thickness coating fabric but due to to its textured construction, that thickness doesn’t translate to weight.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a fabric with a particularly soft and textured handle. It’ll be comfortable and warm next to the skin as a coat collar; it’s also extremely pliable and will shape to fit around the body with comfort.
How does this fabric move?
Our lavender and camel mix coating 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. That said, this is a double-sided fabric with no discernible difference between the two sides, meaning that an unlined coat or jacket would be perfectly possible
What can I make with this fabric?
We sourced this grey, purple and camel wool mix bouclé fabric specifically with a classic ‘Chanel’ style jacket in mind. It has a decorative as well as a functional selvedge; alternatively a fabulous finish could be achieved by stay-stitching an intentionally fraying the edges.
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, 30% wool, 30% cotton.
We recommend spot- and dry-cleaning wool garments, particularly if they’re lined. Find out more on our About our fabric pages