Espresso In The Afternoon - Wool, Silk & Linen Tropical Suiting
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.
Composition: 73% Wool 20% Linen 7% Silk
Width: 158cm / 62.2inch
Pattern repeat: 7cm / 2.75inch
Espresso In The Afternoon is a first-rate wool-blend suiting, woven from the finest quality yarns, with a touch of silk. This stylish fabric boasts a stable handle and a lightly textured (thanks to the weave) soft linen-like feel. A lightweight and breathable suiting fabric that is similar to a tropical suit weight, which has an amazingly soft drape quality and barely creases! Perfect for warmer climates where you still need that smart style.
A versatile palette of navy blue and rich espresso brown is accentuated by the overcheck that features the silky lustrous espresso yarns, that catch the light adding stylish detail and point of interest. The combination of subtle colour and weave detail makes for a molto bello style, perfect for wearing whilst having your espresso in the afternoon.
Espresso In The Afternoon is perfect for fashioning smart jackets and waistcoats that will look great teamed with classic white shirts, tan brogues and jeans. This clever suiting will of course make the finest suits for stylish gents and ladies. Equally serviceable for shirt-style dresses and shirt-waister styles with a vintage vibe.
If suit making isn't your forte, fear not! Put this superb fabric to use for less formal, but equally smart outfits, such as shirts, tunics, pinafore dresses and skirts too. The Merchant & Mills 'Shirt Dress' and 'Trapeze Dress' will look stunning in this fabric. There's also a simple drawstring-waist trouser pattern too: The 101 Trouser which will work perfectly with Espresso In The Afternoon.
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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!