Cotton Corduroy, Twill, Chino and Pique

Along with flannel these fabrics are our favorite cool weather choices and "bottom" fabrics, meaning that they work well for skirts and jumpers year round.  The extra weight makes them rather durable and even though they are all 100% cotton, we (and many of our customers) don't always bother with ironing them.  I'll give you a bit of an explanation of each and you can enjoy looking around and choosing.  As with all of our other fabrics, if you are unsure, send for a fabric sample before ordering. 

Corduroy: Our cotton 21 wale/featherwale corduroys are super soft and nice and warm at 4.5-5 oz per square yard.  They make for good bottom weight garments but work very nicely in dresses and jumpers as well.  I wouldn't recommend them for garments with collars as I find that the edges of the collar wear more quickly in cord than they do in other fabrics.

Twill: Our twill fabrics are about 5.5-6 oz per square yard and are especially durable for skirts and jumpers. Twill isn't as soft as other fabrics when first bought but softens up with use. I would say that the solid twill a bit heavier in weight than the prints.  We make plenty of school uniforms out of these each year and have been told that they get worn all year and are handed down to the next child.  Good news!

Chino: Our chino is similar to the twill in weight but has a softer hand and lovely drape. One of my favorite 6-gore skirts is done in chino.

Pique: Pique fabrics are kind of unique. They have a raised stripe or bird's eye type weave and are heavier than our quilting cottons.  They breathe very nicely and really do work very well year round.  They are a bit hard to describe, but to me feel a bit like a high quality t-shirt without the stretch.  All I can suggest is that if one of our pique prints catch your eye give it a try.

C191-B

Powder blue corduroy

C46-B

Red corduroy

C52-B

Blush pink corduroy

C186-C

Black corduroy

C483-C

Yellow corduroy

C492-C

Tartan green corduroy

C189-C

Navy corduroy

C530-C

Raspberry corduroy

C387-C

Brown corduroy-a bit darker than the hazelnut

C53-B

Kelly green corduroy

C491-C

Basque blue corduroy

C495-C

Charley brown corduroy

C494-C

Cranapple corduroy

C493-C

Light lavender corduroy

C521-B

Pink floral corduroy

C99-B

Chocolate brown with light blue dots corduroy

C244-B

Chocolate brown with pink dots corduroy

C41-B

Pink corduroy with brown dots

C48-B

Multi color dots on sky blue corduroy

C403-D

Pink floral brushed baby cord. A bit lighter in weight

C260-B

White dots on blue corduroy

C522-B

Red floral corduroy

C20-B

Peach floral corduroy

C141-B

Orange, yellow, purple floral on creamy yellow corduroy

C145-B

Tan floral on cream corduroy

     

C11-B

Dragons and butterflies on sky blue corduroy.  Shown at about 50% of actual size.

C439-B

Ladybugs on green corduroy

C121-B

Hunter green twill

C114-B

Burgundy twill

C113-C

Black twill--Out of Stock

C380-B

Midnight navy twill

C381-C

Natural twill--Out of Stock

C524-C

British tan twill

C481-C

Eggplant twill--enough left for most skirts

C369-C

Light slate blue chino

C54-C

Black chino

C101-C

Charley brown chino

C103-B

Blue floral and butterfly twill

C19-B

Yellow floral twill

C230-B

Pink dots on blue twill

C371-B

Blue dots on pink twill

C406-B

Chocolate dots on blue twill

C407-B

Blue dots on chocolate twill

C409-B

Snowflakes on blue twill

C410-B

Snowflakes on red twill

C408-B

Small pink and white check on twill

C373-B

Peach floral on brushed twill. Very soft

C32-B

Blue floral twill

C50-B

Pink floral and butterfly twill

C480-B

C314-B

Navy birds-eye pique. Heavier than other piques

C315-B

Light blue birds-eye pique. Heavier than other piques

C316-B

Light pink birds-eye pique. Heavier than other piques

C313-B

White birds-eye pique. Heavier than other piques

C264-C

White pima wale pique

C418-C

Cream pima wale pique

C472-C

Lilac pima wale pique

C484-C

Red pima wale pique

C490-C

Brown pima wale pique

C523-B

Turquoise pima wale pique

C80-B

Sky blue ladybugs pique--shown at about 50% of actual size

C187-B

Green ladybugs pique--shown at about 50% of actual size

C133-B

Pink ladybugs pique--shown at about 50% of actual size

C47-B

Yellow ladybugs pique--shown at about 50% of actual size

C165-B

Orange and pick floral pique

C479-D

Cherries on blue pique

C478-D

Cherries on yellow pique

     

C402-B

Bunnies on pink pique

C400-B

Pink, green, yellow, blue floral pique