Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vicki Feels More Like Wool
I purchased this to make a very simple, unlined cape. It's definitely a fabric for colder weather.
I love the color; it is true to picture.
The material is described as 100% polyester, but feels more like wool. It's pretty scratchy like wool too, in my opinion, feels pretty annoying.
The directions say "Dry Clean"; which I don't quite understand, especially since this material is polyester, and typically, polys can be washed. Anyway, in an attempt to soften up this fabric, I'm going to wash it. Wish me luck!!!
... Ok, so I washed the material in warm water, dried in dyer, by itself, till it was half-way dry (about 5 mins), then hung up to finish drying. I didn't notice any visible shrinkage, so I think this material would be fine to wash. The scratchiness was still there (perhaps I'm hypersensitive), I'll wash one more time prior to cutting, just to try to soften it up a little more.
Overall, great suiting fabric!
February 22, 2014