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Wet Slate is a wonderful, soft and drapey sateen-weave 100% wool suiting that boasts a subtle dark blue/grey shade. With light and dark tones within the yarn, the fabric has a striation-like effect to the overall finish. This quality all wool suiting is woven expertly in Prato, Italy, so you can be assured that this is a first-rate fabric!
Wet Slate boasts good stability, both width and lengthwise, with a surprisingly sumptuous medium weight drape quality. This wonderful fabric evokes thoughts of double-breasted suits and full-legged trouser styles. Make the most of its sophisticated drape quality and fashion dresses and shirts too!
Suitings certainly aren't just for suits, however, and this gorgeous fabric will also make fabulous lightweight drapey coats too. Think trench coat styles with back pleat details and pockets with flaps or epaulettes. Love vintage and retro clothing? Wet Slate will make classic 1940s and 1950s styles - think sharp tailoring and clean lines.
If suit making isn't your forte, 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), which will work perfectly with this Wet Slate.
Other suggested uses are simple unlined jackets and coats (Merchant & Mills 'The Foreman'). There are many other patterns available suitable to use with Wet Slate, think clean simple lines and unfussy cuts!
Composition: 100% Wool
Pattern repeat: N/A