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Self Assured Navy - Fresco Lite

per half metre
Fabric Code: B4e20

Only 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.

At first glance you may think this is just another navy suit fabric... but this impeccably woven wonder has a pedigree to be admired, and has a self assured air which speaks for itself.

Self Assured Navy - Fresco Lite was woven by a British manufacturer who hold Royal warrants to this day, and have associations with the British Royal Family since The Prince of Wales gave his name to that eponymous monochrome district check.

Designer labels don't always guarantee quality, but the finely woven selvedge ribbon on this impeccable navy suiting is the real deal! (See the last photo for a closeup)Self Assured Navy could be called a tropical or summer weight suiting as Fresco in Italian literally means fresh and gives a clue to this fabulous fabric's attributes. High twist fine yarns create a fabric which is dense but not opaque. The fabric is airy and breathable without being sheer or translucent. The lightly textured feel is very similar to tropical 'suitings' like our Easy Breezy - Tropical Wool Suiting.

Boasting a truly elegant drape quality (akin to a fine wool dress crepe) this finely woven fabric is perfect for sophisticated gents and lady’s attire suitable for year round wear-ability with crease resistant properties thanks to its complex light and airy weave and 100% wool composition, it will naturally acclimatise to the wearer!

If suit making isn't your style, 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) that will work perfectly with Self Assured Navy.

Other suggested uses are simple unlined jackets and coatigans, perfect for layering over light weight dresses and work wear. There are many other patterns suitable think clean simple lines and unfussy cuts. The Maker's Atelier and The Assembly Line have a plethora of patterns that would work brilliantly.

Weight: Light

Composition: All Wool

Width: 150cm / 59inch

Pattern repeat: N/A

Please note the photo of the selvedge of this fabric are to highlight its prominence only. Please do not use this photo for measuring colour accuracy.
View the other photographs to see the scale and know exactly what you're buying. Hover over the images for a closer look! 
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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