Choosing fabric for Narcisse is a bit like channeling your inner Goldilocks: it needs to be not too light, not too heavy; not too stiff, not too slouchy!
First, you’ll need medium-weight fabric, at the very minimum 150 g/m² or 4.5 oz. When in doubt, lean towards heavier rather than lighter: very lightweight pants might be tempting in the heat of summer, but the fly-front and welt pockets of Narcisse still need a fabric with some substance, not to mention the solidity of the back seam. Nobody likes a wardrobe accident waiting to happen when you bend down! So leave aside rayon and cotton poplin, which are not adapted to this type of garment.
Drape wise, it’s better to avoid very stiff and rigid fabrics, such as heavy and tightly-woven twills, which wouldn’t do justice to the pants legs. We also advise you stay away from blends that contain elastane/spandex, as they would mess with the pockets and the drape of the legs. Fabrics that are just right include linens and wools, as well as thick cotton sateens and medium-weight cotton twills.
Once you check all these boxes, you can go wild! Solids or prints, with a contrasting stripe in a different color, or lace, piping, or cut on the cross-grain like our shop sample, the Narcisse pattern is your canvas to create your dream pants 🙂