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Olive Grove Twill - Wool & Cotton Suiting

$6.00
per half metre
Fabric Code: B4b31

Price is per HALF metre. 1 unit = 0.5metres. For 1.5metres, add 3 units.

All cut length orders are sent as one continuous length.



Specifications:

Weight: Medium

GSM: 232

Composition: 50% Wool  50% Cotton

Width: 142cm / 56inch

Pattern repeat: N/A

Introduction:

Drills and twills of medium weight are a basic staple of any sewing room or everyday wardrobe.

Colour:

Olive/khaki green tones have gained popularity on the back of military chic fashions and sit perfectly with other natural green and brown hues. Combine all these attributes with a 50/50 combination of wool and cotton and you have the perfect fabric for a multitude of uses.  

Properties:

Olive Grove - Wool & Cotton Twill Suiting is stable (meaning easy to sew) and also has a soft drape quality. The wool content provides temperature-regulating qualities and the cotton provides a soft hand. Twills have diagonal lines characteristic to the weave and are hard-wearing and closely woven. So many wardrobe staples are created in fabrics that are twills.

Garment Suggestions:  

This may be a suiting weight fabric but our mantra is "suiting is not just for suits"

Olive Grove is ideal for making, trousers, jumpsuits, boilersuits, dungarees, pinafore dresses, pencil skirts, A-line skirts, pleated skirts, fit and flare dresses, shift dresses, waistcoats, jackets, blazers, hats, caps, bags and so much more!!!

We think this will make excellent Cordelia Trousers and Jemima Waistcoats from The Pattern Stash!

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Why choose wool fabric?

Benefits of sewing with Wool! 🐑

We love wonderful wool! Why? Because it looks beautiful, well yes but did you know wool has a series of superpowers that make it the most incredible natural fibre, suitable for more garment suggestions and sewing inspiration than possibly any other?

Wool has a unique naturally crimped 3D structure which attributes to some brilliant properties & makes it a great fabric to wear throughout all the seasons.

Naturally Breathable: This amazing 3D crimped structure promotes air circulation allowing air to pass through the fabric, allowing for circulation and ventilation for your skin to breathe, keeping you cool.

Shower Resistant: Sheep naturally produce a waxy substance called lanolin. As sheep live outdoors, this naturally occurring wax helps to protect sheep from the elements, naturally shedding water & keeping them dry. This same property is retained within the wool fibres when spun into yarn.

Moisture Absorbing: The moisture-retentive superpowers of wool! It’s hydrophilic core gives wool the ability to wick away moisture keeping you dry and comfortable – this possibly one of our favourite properties because you can stay fresh when wearing wool, from autumn right through to spring!

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