We’ve unearthed a fabulous range of cotton twills in colours perfect for your autumn wardrobe. This understated purple cotton twill fabric is a muted, gentle shade of purple; darker and softer than a lavender. It complements ochres, golds, olives and clean, fresh neutrals too. Think simple jeans, shape-holding cropped trousers and casual jackets.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our soft purple cotton twill fabric has a classic diagonal twill weave. We’d describe it as a medium-weight twill, with excellent opacity for its weight. This is a 100% cotton fabric – there’s a very little mechanical ease across its width and on the bias but the give is minimal.
What does this fabric feel like?
Although a robust fabric, our soft purple cotton twill fabric has a crisp handle. The reverse is a smooth drill weave and will be perfectly comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This is a very pliable fabric which isn’t in the least bulky. However despite that fact, it’s not a draping fabric. It holds a shape and falls into angled folds 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?
A pair of trousers or casual jacket in this fabric won’t need lining. However a dress, skirt or more formal jacket could be lined in order to add shape and structure; also to enable ease of movement when being worn or when you’re taking it on and off.
What can I make with this fabric?
Our muted purple cotton twill fabric is perfect for casual skirts and jean-style jackets as well as jean-style and fitted trousers. We’ve got our eye on the ‘Ottoline’ jacket from Merchant & Mills which will use the structure of this fabric to good effect. The design also reflects the utilitarian nature of this twill.
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.