Brown Raincoat Woven-3 units (1.5 yards)Marcy Tilton
3 units (1.5 yards)
I used this on-trend, unusual & beautiful water repellant fabric in the Red Rainwear version for a coat for my sadly out of print euro-style trench coat, Vogue 9070. Chocolate brown, it spools off the bolt perfectly flat, with a muted satin finish in the face/right side, a darker red on the matte back side. As I worked on the fabric it developed a wonderful allover crinkle. One of the new cutting edge textiles, the presence of a bit of metal lends to the appealing crinkle which you can emphasize by crumpling in your hand. I could easily press and topstitch, but the crinkle remains. The crinkle is formed by a small amount of metal threads woven into the fabric...so if you crush it, the wrinkles remain, but smooth out. Silky and lustrous with a malleable drape and appealing hand and hardly any raveling. The weight is right for a raincoat or jacket. (I did not line my coat as the back side is smooth).
Dry clean. Pre-test a swatch if you want to hand launder and air dry.
63% poly/42% cotton/5% metal