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Soft, velvety, smart/casual, classic black, fine cotton and elastane needlecord. This rich black needlecord has a super soft feel like the coat of a silky black cat. Boasting good stability width and length wise with just enough elastane across the width for a comfortable fit when making figure-hugging and slimfit styles. This fine needle cord is medium weight and has a soft drape quality too perfect for creating frills and ruffles on garments where you may otherwise have used black velvet, ie; children’s dresses and ladies clothing too. Corduroy is more hard wearing than velvet and has a very similar look and feel, making it perfect for versatile clothing you can dress up and dress down.
We know this sumptuous black corduroy will make excellent jeans style shirt dresses, shirts, tunics and pinafore dresses (Tilly and the Buttons Cleo pinafore dress is a great pattern to try as is the Rosa shirt and shirt dress). You can emphasise the jeans vibe by adding contrasting top-stitching and matching hard wear (zips, press studs, metal poppers, etc). Jeans and jeans style skirts are also ideal styles to make from this excellent needlecord. Simple pencil skirts and A-Line skirts are also versatile garments that do not date. Team our Black Shadow Stretch Needlecord with your country tweeds and finest woollens for a touch country chic. Needlecord used on collars, pocket flaps, elbow patches and facings can really pull a tweed and corduroy ensemble together. For smart dressed gents and ladies a black corduroy suit is both stylish and comfortable. For a touch of tradition create pretty party frocks for little girls and team up with tartan and plaids.
Composition: Cotton & Elastane
Width: 158cm / 62.2”
Pattern Repeat: N/A