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Corduroys in general are having quite a revival. Fashion often dictates our choices when dressmaking, whether you follow the fashions to the book or loosely make a reference to them. We have been seeing corduroy fashions from the ’70s - ‘90s filtering down onto today's high street.
Favoured for classic styles such as country wear and children’s clothing because of its comfortable, hard-wearing and smart style, there are a host of things you will want to make from Black Cat - Velvety Needlecord.
This stroke-able, soft and very velvety black fine needlecord has approximately 20 wales (cords) per inch, making it superfine and an excellent alternative to velvet for accents on collars, pocket flaps etc often featured on country tweed jackets and coats. Stable width and lengthwise this 100% cotton fabric is breathable and hard-wearing, yet boasts a soft drape quality waiting to be gathered into feminine styles.
Make super comfy garments for you and yours, from babies and toddlers dungarees and trousers (add some richly coloured cotton flannel to turn ups and cuffs on matching jackets), to grown up and stylish pleat-fronted trousers, boiler suits and jumpsuits. Get creative and use Black Cat for quilted jackets – such as the Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studio. Adding a bespoke patchwork lining, batting (wadding) and quilting your design through onto the black corduroy will make for stunning effects.
Take advantage of the soft drape quality and make pretty, tiered dresses (prairie style) for your favourite little girls, and why not make a grown-up version too! Adding colourful embroidery, smocking or applique will brighten the stark black, creating a fabulous contrast.
Need a quick fix? Add rows of multicoloured ric-rac trim to cuffs and hemlines for a folk style look. Fashion yourself seriously smart shirts, shirt dresses, pinafore dresses and gathered skirts - ideal for A/W.
Use your scraps for accessories; bags, hats, caps, neck warmers and so much more.
Weight: Medium / Light
Composition: 100% Cotton
Width: 158cm / 62.2cm (20 whale per inch)
Pattern Repea: N/A