Outback Wife Cotton/Merino Twill. Alys Blue


This stunning fabric from Cathi Bessell-Browne of Gertrude Made is a fine twill made from a mix of soft cotton and warm merino wool. The resulting fabric is beautifully soft with a medium drape. An ideal candidate for dresses, skirts, pants and light coats - I personally have my eye on The Coat, or The Strand Coat patterns for this fabric. It would be equally stunning made up with patterns such as the Day Dress, Trapeze Dress, or the Rue Dress.

The vintage inspired print has a story to tell - inspired by an amazing Australian outback woman, Alys. You can read her story here

Content: 85% Cotton, 15% Merino Wool
Width: 138cm
Weight: medium
Care: Hand wash or delicate/wool machine wash, cool water, do not bleach, cool iron, do not dry clean, do not tumble dry.
Shrinkage: approximately 3%

Made in Japan

Please note: While we have tried to represent the colours of our fabrics as accurately as possible - each computer monitor may show the colours differently, therefore we cannot guarantee colour representation. You may prefer to order a sample first.

To order a sample select if from the 'Option' dropdown box on each fabric page.

We sell and list our fabrics in 10cm increments.  Therefore you will need to enter multiple units into the quantity box to make up the length you need.  There is a minimum cut of 50cm on all fabrics.  All fabric lengths will be cut as one continuous piece.  The table below provides some examples of commonly ordered lengths. 

Fabric Required Units to Order
50cm 5
1.0m 10
1.5m 15
1.8m 18
2.0m 20
2.5m 25
and so on...



Orders over $150 will ship free to New Zealand and Australia

We aim to ship your order within one working day of payment being received.  NZ deliveries are normally delivered within a day or two of leaving the store, while international deliveries (over $9 in value) can be sent via NZ Post + Australia Post or DHL Express for a tracked timely delivery service. 

At times there may be circumstances beyond our control which will delay shipping.  

For full details, please refer to our shipping page. 



As a fabric order is a bespoke product, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind.  We encourage you to order a sample first if colour, texture and weight is important for your project.   

We will gladly take returns on any item that is faulty or damaged, please refer to our returns page for full information. 

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