Italian Evening - Light Wool Flannel
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.
Weight: Light / Medium
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 152.4cm / 60inch
Pattern repeat: N/A
Italian Evening - Light Wool Flannel is another first-class suiting fabric originally destined for the same top British designer as our SOS Collection. Woven in Italy by a company famed for its flawless quality and classic designs. This deep, dark beauty is no exception.
Italian Evening is woven in a classic twill weave from a rich and dark palette of super-smart, ink-blue and black yarns, the colour of the midnight Italian sky when deep in the Tuscan hills. A subtle change from the go-to navy, Italian Evening is super smart and ideal for gents' and ladies' apparel.
Italian Evening boasts a closely woven, stable hand, with a soft lightly felted and brushed feel, and a chic and lustrous drape quality which is perfect for creating timeless styles - you don't have to be a tailor to create flattering garments from this stunner.
You can of course make the smartest jackets, trousers, skirts, pinafore dresses, shift dresses and classic office and boardroom attire, emphasize the elegant drape quality perfect for wide-legged Audrey Hepburn style trousers, culottes and classic pleat-fronted trousers, neat pencil skirts, pinafore and shift dresses.
Italian Evening will drape tuck and gather perfectly- ideal for feminine flared styles, perhaps with a vintage '50s vibe we're thinking fit and flare, full-skirted dresses and flirty wiggle dresses with fantail pleats!
Other great styles to try are simple clean-cut lines, look to Merchant and Mills - Trapeze Dress or Factory Dress for comfortable yet smart work wear. Sew Different's: Tulip Dress, Everyday Chic Dress and Tie Belt Dress are all great styles to make in this designer suiting fabric.
Try our very own Cordelia Trousers by The Pattern Stash! Create perfect pleats and full drapey wide legs with a Fabworks exclusive sewing pattern!
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I’m making trousers with my latest purchase and it’s really beautiful fabric and very soft.
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!