GONE, THANK YOU
I’m not going to be sewing again for years I think, and I’m facing up to it. If I wasn’t, there’s no way I’d be putting out this stunning J Crew brocade-come-matelassé stunner.
This is a dense but quite lightweight fabric, very opaque and not insubstantial. When I say lightweight, it is certainly not like a shirting cotton. I think I mean that this fabric has a weightless quality; for a fabric as dense as this it is just so light to the hand.
This fabric is a yarn-dyed one with raised-texture ashy/cream colour leaves floating against a light charred grey background. The weave of the leaves is quite distinct and is a feature of the fabric; it is a highly textured surface.
The stretch is great and recovery good. You could work a bit of volume into this fabric; if so, the folds would probably be quite sculptural. If I were earmarking something to make with this, I would probably aim for a jacket and look like this from a recent edition of Vogue.
But, the fabric would also work terrifically well in everything from skinny pants through to a special occasion dress.
This J Crew lovely is 125cm wide and the length is 2.2 metres. The fabric price is $29 a metre/$64 for the piece. Please note that the fabric has a mark on it, a thin orange line extending a little way in from the selvedge. The price is marked down to reflect this imperfection.
Yeah, I’ll just be able to send this in a small satchel at $8.25. Please see here for full details on payment and posting. If interested, please click on the email link below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).