Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Organic cotton gabardine

Gabardine is another fabric that is often suggested on pattern envelopes for skirts and suits.  Gabardine, invented by Thomas Burberry, of the famous Burberry brand.  He wanted to create something that was versatile and durable.  Gabardine is a twill weave and twills are quite strong.  Traditionally gabardine is made of worsted wool yarn but now can be found made of cotton, synthetics or other blends.  It is a medium weight fabric and usually is dry cleaned or hand wash.

Great for dresses, shirts, straight skirts, pants, jackets, coats and suits.

PROS -  gabardine tends not to wrinkle
drapes well

CONS- difficult to press
can pucker around curves when sewing

Dior Homme Gabardine Duffle Coat

From the online fabric store

Hermes Suit in gabardine wool and cotton

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