Byron's Menagerie (Double Panel) - Special Occasion Satin

Fabric Code: G4c29

This product is sold in panels only. 1 unit = 1 panel.

Please see product specification for panel size. All cut length orders are sent as one continuous length.

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Weight: Light

Composition: Polyester

Width: 147cm / 57.8inch (2 x 73.5 cm / 2 x 28.9 inch )

Panel / Pattern repeat: 96cm / 37.7inch

Style: Elegant, luxurious, silky satin, opulent, statement.

This lightweight, high-quality satin was originally created for a renowned British ladies and menswear designer famous for their fine occasion wear with quirky and elegant styles; inspired by history and the natural world. We decided to name this fabric SOS; as an acronym that stands for Special Occasion Satin, referencing this particular fabric and its sister fabrics in the collection. Click here to see the full range of Special Occasion Satin fabrics.

Byron's Menagerie has been named for the great British romantic poet. whose love of animals started young and remained throughout his life. notably keeping a tame bear whilst at Cambridge and inheriting his father's semi-tame wolf that lived at Newstead Abbey.  All his life and wherever he was, he accumulated and surrounded himself with animals. In Ravenna, he was said to have had: ten horses, eight enormous dogs, three monkeys, five cats, an eagle, a crow and a falcon. Shelley, visiting was met on the stairs by five peacocks, two guinea hens and an Egyptian crane."

This finely woven lightweight polyester satin-twill is printed with the most fabulous, visually stunning image. This fabulous design is available to you in 2 panels printed across the width. This silken stunner will appeal to those who love wildlife and quirky British design.

Monochrome photographic greys combine to form the mainstay of this visual treat which depicts the dreamy walled garden of a stately home (or perhaps the Palazzo of its namesake). Your eyes will be drawn to the central detail of an alluring arched gateway (the entrance to this secret garden - menagerie). Wander down the elegant steps onto the stone-flagged terrace and you are joined by wondrous beasts. Look carefully for an elegant pink flamingo standing in perfect poise displaying its glorious coral hues, whilst a cunning crocodile peruses the floral borders accentuated with red roses. Look deeper into this mysterious menagerie and you will also find a disappearing orange tiger, a ring-tailed lemur, a magnificent purple and teal macaw, a friendly frog,  a python, a lizard, a love bird and a beautiful bluebird! This wonderful panelled satin fabric is certainly a conversation piece. Pops of jewel hues create the opportunity to team this stunner with matching colours or let it take centre stage.

Boasting a super soft silky feel and subtle sheen you would be forgiven for thinking this was silk. This first-rate satin has a sumptuous touch that is strong and soft, with a delicious drape. All you have to decide now is what to make... 

Byron's Menagerie will of course make stunning occasion wear pieces and accessories. With a little clever thought into pattern placement, you can create show-stopping shift dresses with elegant drape details, simple dolman sleeved tops and quick-make slashed-neck scarf style tops that will all add a hint of luxury to simple jeans and top outfits. T' shirt dresses can be quickly constructed from basic measurements and using simple rectangular proportions. Add a plain black, grey or white satin to coordinate or make up extra width to the 73.5cm with of each panel. 

Spoil yourself or someone special and create stylish and sumptuous traditional pyjamas with coordinating piped collars and pocket tops. Or the prettiest camisole and shorts set with coordinating lace and matching kimono robe. Clever cutting will really showcase this visual stunner.

Byron's Menagerie will also make a statement lining for your bespoke woollen jackets, waistcoats (with statement backs) and coats. You won’t be able to resist showing people your wonderful lining! Create simple cravats, scarves, headbands and luxe accessories to match.

Introducing Fabworks’ Designer Linings Range, our Special Occasion Satins & Jewel Jacquards!
A range of opulent, lightweight lining fabrics was originally created for a renowned British, ladies and menswear designer, famous for fine occasion wear with a quirky and elegant style.
Available in a range of exquisite printed and impeccably woven designs, they have excellent versatility. Click here to see the full range of Designer Lining fabrics!
 View the other photographs to see the scale and know exactly what you're buying. Hover over the images for a closer look! 


This fabric is sold BY THE PANEL (96cm repeats)

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Verona W.
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The Byron's menagerie is really special and will give a peek of madness to my blazer lining. Boudoir pink & plush plum satins along with merlot stretch lace are just right for my underwear project. The satins have a Matt side too. Haven't decided which side to use

Sue B

This is to line a jacket. I can’t wait to use it. Very pleased.

Rona Anderson
Beautiful print

I really like the design on this fabric but it isn't as soft and fluid as I had expected. That isn't a problem though as it is destined to be a fabulous lining in my new jacket.

Polly B

Looking forward to sewing this into a simple sundress with contrast shirred panel.


Beautiful eye-catching print on very soft and drapey fabric. Perfect for wearing next to the skin.

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