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Prince of Wales Check Luxe - Cashmere Blend

$13.00
per half metre
Fabric Code: A4b55 (A4e29/A2a36)

Only 14.5m of this product left in stock

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: 244

Composition: Cashmere & Wool

Width: 160cm / 63inch

Pattern repeat: 8cm / 3inch

Introduction: 

Prince of Wales Check Luxe - Cashmere Wool Blend an authentic Prince of Wales check will never go out of fashionThis first-rate all-wool jacketing weight fabric has all the hallmarks of a thoroughbred in the fabric world. 

Prince of Wales Check Luxe has a traditional appeal which can be easily incorporated into quirky Brit-style designs that are just as popular now as they were when fabrics like this were first manufactured and popularised by The Prince of Wales who gave his name to that eponymous monochrome district check.

Colour:

Prince of Wales Check Luxe the combination of classic denim-hued blue and dark and light tones of grey give this smart checked design a very retro/vintage style perfect for recreating those iconic styles of the '40s,'50s and ' 60s and some uber-modern takes inspired by those eras.

Properties: 

This medium weight all wool fabric has a stable hand and reassuring medium drape. Prince of Wales Check Luxe is woven with the finest super soft yarns and has produced such a luxuriously soft hand, we are sure this beauty has cashmere in it. The outstanding quality and hand make this an ideal fabric for a plethora of classic autumn and winter garments to take you all the way through to spring.

Garment Suggestions:

Traditional wool tweeds really are classics and the British country style we all know and love so well is universally admired. Create your own winning style by making key pieces to mix and match with all the other classics in your wardrobe and of course all your staple navy and even denim pieces.

Start with a classic waistcoat like The Pattern Stash - Jemima Waistcoat this semi-fitted ladies' waistcoat is so versatile. Gents look at classic cuts like the pattern in Vanessa Mooncies book - The Gentleman's Wardrobe when you are feeling more confident there are various other projects from a wallet to a flat cap and traditional jacket in this excellent book. Great for a Peaky Blinders style.

Emphasise the retro style of Prince of Wales Check Luxe and create a selection of wearable styles from neat pencil skirts, simple A-line skirts and neat pinafore dresses.

The Pattern Stash - Amelia Skirt sits perfectly with the Jemima Waistcoat and is a classic and wearable cut. Add a simple poncho-style cape, or for more experienced seamsters create a classic cape ideal for hiding under in the dreary colder days of winter.

Other Uses:

Create the smartest accessories from neck warmers, scarves, hats and caps to messenger bags. The Frame Bag - from Hole House Patterns is a satisfying make with a professional finish.

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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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