Silver Sand - Boating Blazer Stripe Wool
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: 100% Wool
Width: 150cm / 59inch
Pattern repeat: 2.5cm / 1inch
Silver Sand - Boating Blazer Stripe Wool is elegantly striped, all wool fabric was originally from a British manufacturer of gentlemen's bespoke jackets and blazers. These boating academic striped, all-wool fabrics are quality products made to last and perfect for creating classic pieces with enduring style. The quality weave and all-wool composition make the fabric suitable for a wide range of other sewing projects.
Silver Sand has an abundance of silver beige hues abounds in this stylish classic. Silver sand beige sets the background scene and is broken up with narrower natural white stripes featuring accent triple stripes in taupe grey. The overall effect is a pleasingly natural palette with enduring style.
This finely woven sateen fabric does have the natural feel of wool but is certainly not rough. Silver Sand boasts a smooth and lustrous hand that has excellent stability and natural ease across the bias- perfect for tailoring purposes. The fabric will drape extravagantly with a heavy drape quality perfect for historical costume purposes. Draping the fabric displays the fine and subtle lustre of the combed all-wool yarns.
Boating style and academic style blazers are of course an ideal choice to make from this top-notch fabric, but you don't have to be attending the Henley Regatta or The Boat Race to wear one. A simpler silhouette that can easily be dressed down with a pair of jeans can be made using The Avid Seamstress' The Blazer. Create a feminine look by making jackets with "nipped-in" waistlines or princess seams and peplum-like details. Create instant style with a fitted waistcoat like our Jemima Waistcoat. Add a matching skirt with jaunty stripes, play with the direction of the stripes to create interest. The Amelia Skirt by The Pattern Stash is the perfect skirt to accompany your Jemima waistcoat for instant style.
Use this hard-wearing woollen to create chic upholstered occasional chairs with a French style - think Toile de Jouy, vintage natural linen and lime-washed woodwork, also cushion pads, blinds, pelmets etc.
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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!