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At first glance you may think this is just another navy suit fabric... but this impeccably woven wonder has a pedigree to be admired, and has a self assured air which speaks for itself.
Self Assured Navy - Fresco Lite was woven by a British manufacturer who hold Royal warrants to this day, and have associations with the British Royal Family since The Prince of Wales gave his name to that eponymous monochrome district check.
Designer labels don't always guarantee quality, but the finely woven selvedge ribbon on this impeccable navy suiting is the real deal! See the last photo for a closeup). Self Assured Navy could be called a tropical or summer weight suiting as Fresco in Italian literally means fresh and gives a clue to this fabulous fabric's attributes. High twist fine yarns create a fabric which is dense but not opaque. The fabric is airy and breathable without being sheer or translucent. The lightly textured feel is very similar to tropical 'suitings' like our Easy Breezy - Tropical Wool Suiting.
Boasting a truly elegant drape quality (akin to a fine wool dress crepe) this finely woven fabric is perfect for sophisticated gents and lady’s attire suitable for year round wearability with crease resistant properties thanks to its complex light and airy weave and 100% wool composition, it will naturally acclimatise to the wearer!
If suit making isn't your style, fear not! Put this superb fabric to use for less formal, but equally smart outfits, such as shirts, tunics, pinafore dresses and skirts too. The Merchant & Mills 'Shirt Dress' and 'Trapeze Dress' will look stunning in this fabric. There's also a simple drawstring-waist trouser pattern too (The 101 Trouser) that will work perfectly with Self Assured Navy.
Other suggested uses are simple unlined jackets and coatigans, perfect for layering over light weight dresses and work wear. There are many other patterns suitable think clean simple lines and unfussy cuts. The Maker's Atelier and The Assembly Line have a plethora of patterns that would work brilliantly.
Composition: All Wool
Width: 150cm / 59inch
Pattern repeat: N/A