We’re always loathe to turn down the option for a classic cotton sateen fabric, even when, as in the case of this classic black stretch cotton sateen fabric, there’s not much to be had. They’re versatile, easy-to-work-with and easy-to-wear – and this one being a particularly refined example.
We’d say that this black stretch cotton sateen fabric is a medium-weight sateen. It is finely woven, extremely well-behaved and pliable – not at all bulky. It has excellent opacity and holds a shape well. It has great stability and structure; this is a crisp fabric that holds a pleat and a shape well as you can see from this video.
Our black stretch cotton sateen fabric is an excellent solid shade of black, ready to be dressed up or dressed down as you choose. The refinement of its weave means that we are well into LBD (Little Black Dress) territory here; alternatively tailored trousers and fitted tuxedo-style jackets would also be stunning options. Black can be a fabulous foil for bright colours in the summer and this black stretch cotton sateen fabric has the added example that it will allow you to create fitted yet breathable garments which won’t necessarily require a lining for comfort or structure.
The soft sheen of this black cotton sateen trousers is as subtle as you’d expect from a good-quality sateen For this reason as well as its innate practicality, sharp, but low-key daywear as well as work-to-eveningwear is also a possibility.
The stretch here is across the width of the fabric and is limited – it’s designed more for ease across fitted shoulders, bodices and hips than as a design element in itself. However that potential to fit well, together with its breatheabilty will make for good-looking as well as eminently wearable garments. If you’re in the market for a summer LBD then you might want to consider this Very Easy Vogue 8996 dress.
We think a version in our black stretch cotton sateen fabric would hold the fit and flare shape beautifully.
97% cotton, 3% spandex
Machine wash at 40 degrees, however we recommend dry-cleaning lined garments. Find out more on our About our fabric pages