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Lightweight Cotton Jacquard Twill - Rockabilly Retro

per half metre
Fabric Code: F3b39

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.

2 testimonios


Weight: Light

GSM: 127

Composition: 100% Cotton

Width: 150cm / 59inch

Pattern repeat: 20cm / 7.8inch

Rockabilly Retro is a super silky jacquard cotton twill that features a cleverly woven design of vintage American cars, soda bottles, bowling balls and pins which, feature a simple graphic style upon a striking navy background. Bikers and transport fanatics of all ages will love this subtle yet quirky design!


The simple yet detailed design features a complimentary retro palette of red, black, white, steel blue and green.

This small but impactful design has a very retro/Rockabilly vintage style, which is perfect for the '50s and early '60s styles and other retro makes, a great alternative to polka dots, yet its perfectly put together palette means that it is equally suitable for sharp shirts and other lightweight cotton attire such as nightshirt, robes and pyjamas. 


Rockabilly Retro will hold crisp details such as collars, facings and cuffs. It will also form the prettiest full gathers for flounces, ruffles and all those extra details for all those rockabilly full skirt styles! The fabric displays a wonderfully lustrous sheen when presented to the light and adds an air of superior quality.

Garment Suggestions:

Rockabilly Retro will make superb retro-style shirts, Sew Mark Francis' Brighton Shirt Pattern and Vanessa Mooncie's Book: The Gentleman's Wardrobe also has a similar retro style shirt pattern with cropped sleeves.

The Megan Nielsen Patterns' Protea Capsule Wardrobe would make perfect examples of pretty full-gathered styles for easy, stunning outfits and so versatile!

Form pretty tiers and gathered details to create matching baby and toddler outfits, super cute rompers, dresses and matching knickers. Add contrasting white yokes and collars and some contrasting smocking or ric-rac trim for the cutest creations! super sweet for children's jumpsuits! Put this fabulous fabric to use for '50s style fit & flare dresses perfect to dance the night away. Accessorise stand-alone pieces with red shoes and handbags to create a classic combination. 

Perfect pieces for the holiday season; Shirt-dresses, tunics and playsuits are also excellent choices to make from this cool cotton classic.

Other Uses:

Add accents of this five-star fabric to your crafting stash for a Retro Rockabilly style within patchwork and applique pieces and so much more. Team with red, white and blue stripes, checks, polka dots, stars etc for the maximum effect.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Nicola C

I made a True Bias Rory jumpsuit using around 2 metres of this fabric. It washed and ironed beautifully and has a silky-smooth feel. Although the fabric is quite lightweight, it was perfect for this pattern and was also quite resistant to creasing.

Polly B

Quality of the fabric for the price is unbelievable. Only decision is do I go for a 50s dress or a shirt dress? Decisions, decisions...

About This Fabric

Bringing You A Range of Exquisite High Quality Ex-Designer Fabrics

Fabworks is fortunate enough to have exclusive access to this superb range of fabrics that have been sourced as deadstock surplus from a revered British Designer based in the midlands of the UK, once the season's garments have been manufactured. This renowned brand label stands as a beacon of excellence, and although we can't share their brand name with you, you may identify them through their signature colour combinations.

With fabrics originating from prestigious mills across the globe, from the finest cashmere of Scotland to the lush linens of Belgium, and fine cottons that you'd be forgiven for mistaking for silk, each fabric exudes luxury and sophistication. Embracing a commitment to sustainability, the brand prioritizes ethical sourcing practices, fostering partnerships with artisans and communities worldwide. Whether crafting bespoke garments or unique creations, the allure of these sumptuous textiles is undeniable, captivating designers and connoisseurs alike.

Elevate your creations with the unparalleled elegance and craftsmanship of these coveted fabrics, a testament to timeless style and impeccable taste.


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