Lorna Doone Wool Woven
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 1/2 YARD
EXAMPLE: TO ORDER 2.5 YARDS ENTER 5 IN THE QUANTITY BOX
Wonderful quality wool melton coating in a bold plaid of purple, deep teal and black. In 'real life', it reads as a rich gorgeous teal. This is a beautifully balanced plaid with a 14" repeat. Melton cloth is traditionally made with wool and is woven in a twill form. Medium weight and thickness, this Melton is well fulled, which gives it a felt-like smooth surface that is lovely to sew with, no seam finishes needed as it won't ravel. The perfect weight for a new coat or jacket.
Plaids are trending now, suddenly they look fresh and fun, with possibilities for different interpretations. To figure extra yardage, multiply the repeat by the number of main pattern pieces. For example, if the repeat is 4" and you have four main/large pattern pieces, you would need a minimum of 16 extra inches. To match plaids, cut single thickness, starting with the main pattern piece at center front or back, placing CF/CB centered between (NOT ON), a dominant color or line, then cut one piece at a time, using the cut out piece as a pattern piece for the next, flipping, so you get a left and right side. I draw the plaid on the pattern pieces to match at side seams and notches on sleeves. If the plaid is unbalanced, cut as for a nap. Sew with a walking foot to prevent shifting. Some pieces like pockets, yoke and collar can be cut on the bias.
Pre-treat with steam, then dry clean.