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Sapphire Diamond Sharkskin - Tropical Suiting

per half metre
Fabric Code: J1a16

This range of suiting to denim chambray style fabrics in a variety of compositions, tones and weaves is suitable for a wide range of smart/casual clothing which will mix and match together perfectly and has a designer pedigree. Originally made for the same designer as our SOS collection. Equally stunning and perfect for cross-seasonal wear for the whole family.

Sapphire Diamond Sharkskin - Tropical Suiting is a wonderful, fine Italian woven, viscose, polyester and elastane fancy weave suiting type fabric (similar to sharkskin and diamond). The combination of fine, silky soft yarns of black and french navy produces an allover dark sapphire tone and is similar in handle to a finely woven pique or tropical (summer suiting) with subtle texture. This expertly woven fabric has excellent versatility thanks to its stable handle and the benefit of just enough elastane for comfortable ease. Remember suiting fabric is not just for suits. This is a designer fabric that you can quite literally dress up or dress down. Why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary?

Sapphire Diamond Sharkskin boasts excellent stability (plus a retentive widthwise stretch) and the most beautiful, reassuring medium-heavy drape quality, making it perfect for a mountain of uses! This fabric will hold crisp details like collars and cuffs plus it will form superb ruffles, gathers and pleats. Navy-toned stable fabrics have perennial appeal. The colours suit most skin tones and sit with so many other things in your wardrobe. 

Try our very own Cordelia Trousers from The Pattern Stash! Create perfect pleats and full drapey wide legs with a Fabworks exclusive sewing pattern!

Do not be restricted and think you can only make trousers and jackets from Sapphire Diamond Sharkskin this subtly textured fabric is easy-wear, easy-care and will make shirt dresses, tunics, pinafore dresses and the most elegant and wearable dresses you will return to, season after season. Vogue Patterns V1672 is an elegant wrap bodice dress with a gently flared skirt - perfect for wearing across the seasons. If trousers are more your style, the Zadie Jumpsuit from -  Paper Theory Patterns has similar lines to V1672.

Utility styles in navy tones are super useful and never date, The Assembly Line Patterns are ideal for utility styles as are Merchant & Mills and The Makers Atelier. There are of course lots of other fabulous pattern brands out there, just choose patterns that let the fabric sell itself. 

Weight: Medium

Composition:  63% Viscose, 34% Polyester & 3% Elastane

Width: 150cm / 59inch

Pattern Repeat: 0.4cm / 0.15inch

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