Gabardine is a durable apparel fabric with a subtle diagonal weave in it's pattern. This lightweight polyester fabric drapes easily. Gabardine is commonly used for suiting because the close, twill weave makes it a hard wearing cloth that is very wrinkle resistant. It’s perfect for jackets, pants, skirts, workwear, uniforms, aprons, and overcoats. It is soft to the touch, making it a comfortable choice for both men's and women's clothing. Gabardine is an easy choice because it washes well and is very durable. It doesn’t stretch but is still very comfortable to wear. The hardest part is choosing a color because it comes in a rainbow of shades.