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This visually stunning, lightweight, high quality satin was originally created for a renowned British ladies and menswear designer famous for their fine occasion wear with quirky and elegant styles; inspired by history and the natural world. We decided to name this fabric SOS; as an acronym that stands for Special Occasion Satin, referencing this particular fabric and its sister fabrics in the collection. Click here to see the full range of Special Occasion Satin fabrics.
Standing Guard is a finely woven lightweight polyester satin twill, printed with the most fabulous antique portrait style allover design. This designer fabric and silken stunner will appeal to those who love quirky iconic British design.
A background of moody lilac-tinged-grey is printed to emulate the smokey atmosphere of a battlefield where a proud artillery soldiers stand guard surveying the scene. The combination of military romanticism and fabulous colour palette of patriotic red, blues and white give this quirky and stylish fabric true designer edge. Vintage costume lovers and fans of quirky British style will adore this superb designer satin. Ideal for creating seriously stylish garments with a retro style.
Boasting a super soft silky feel and subtle sheen, you would be forgiven for thinking this was silk. This first rate satin has a sumptuous hand which is stable width and lengthwise, with a delicious drape. All you have to decide now is what to make...
Standing Guard will of course make stunning occasion wear pieces for gents and ladies; dresses with drape & gathered details, bow tie blouses & dresses, cowl-necked shift dresses, simple dolman sleeved tops and quick-make slashed-neck scarf style tops will all add a hint of luxury to a simple jeans and top outfit. Take this seriously smart satin and create '50s inspired open revere shirts such as Merchant & Mills- All State (PDF) Extend this style into shirt dresses for ladies or pleated or gathered shirt-waister dresses for true vintage flair.
Spoil yourself or someone special and create stylish and sumptuous traditional pyjamas with coordinating piped collars and pocket tops. Or the prettiest camisole and shorts set with coordinating lace and matching kimono robe. Take a look at Vanessa Mooncie's 'The Gentleman's Wardrobe' for a superb gents robe pattern with a stylish vintage vibe.
Standing Guard will also make a statement lining for your bespoke woollen jackets, coats and waistcoats (with statement backs). You won’t be able to resist showing people your wonderful lining! Create simple cravats, scarves, headbands and luxe accessories to match.
Width: 146cm / 57.4inch
Pattern repeat: 32.5cm / 12.7inch
Style: Elegant, luxurious, silky satin, statement, individual