We’re experimenting a little with our knit jersey fabrics this season. This elegantly-draping ivory viscose jersey is an example of a fabric which, due to its weight, is perhaps a little less versatile than some. However as a result we think it’s all the more suited to specific tasks.
Our refined ivory viscose jersey fabric is a lighter-weight single knit fabric with a very soft, draping handle. It has a fine knit and as a result of this, its weight and colour, isn’t a particularly opaque fabric. By all means but a colourful bra underneath and head off into town to make a statement – however we suspect that’s not an option to be pursued by many. We were on the lookout though, for a foundation fabric and that’s where we think this ivory viscose fabric has real potential. No – we don’t mean ‘foundation’ in the sense of a Playtex girdle or even Spanx (perish the thought). Rather, we have a yen for a simple, draping fabric to wear under, say, an evening jacket, another jersey, a shirt or simply in its own right as a piece of lingerie.
Unlike lots of our other knits, this ivory viscose jersey fabric might not be the fabric you need for a dress – we just wanted to be clear about that – although as a double-layered or lined top or tunic then it would be a classic.
Our ivory viscose jersey fabric has a beautifully-soft handle and a lovely drape as you can see from this video.
Its capacity for stretch is good – and it has a snappy return-to-shape as well. We’re suggesting a simple approach might be best (although if you have a favourite pattern which would make use of its capacity for ruching and negative-ease shapes then feel free to indulge yourself).
For now however, we’re suggesting the ‘Gem’ Knit Tee pattern from Style Arc would be an excellent option for the purposes we have in mind.
95% viscose, 5% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.