This unassuming ivory viscose jersey fabric appeared in our fabric collection a little while ago and became a bit of a cult favourite. It is a lovely quality jersey which despite its pale colour has good opacity for its weight. The shade of ivory is a good solid one – clear without losing its warmth – however straying nowhere near a cream. This, we can report, is the very last of the available supply which we snatched up while we still could
What kind of fabric is this?
Our ivory viscose jersey fabric is a draping single-knit cloth. We’d describe it as sitting towards the lighter-weight end of the medium-weight single knit bracket. It’s the kind of fabric that’s difficult to gauge from a snippet, but once you have a metre or two in your hand, you can feel that it has substance and character. It has a 5% spandex content, hence a snappy stretch-and-return.
What does this fabric feel like?
As you’d expect from a viscose jersey fabric, this is a fabric with a very soft, smooth handle. It will be comfortable to wear next to the skin and it’s breatheable too.
How does this fabric move?
Our ivory viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has approximately 40% stretch across its width and rather less than that down the length of the fabric. You can see how it moves and stretches in this video.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a self-lining for structure depending on your pattern design. Unless you’re wearing it over bare legs, then you’ll need a half-slip to enable this fabric to move against your body.
What can I make with this fabric?
Lingerie (think simple camisoles), tops, tunics and even dresses are all options for this ivory viscose jersey fabric. You’ll need to find a pattern intended for a knit fabric; garments with more draping designs will work particularly well, as will those which incorporate elements of ruching and negative ease.
This ‘Ginger’ Wrap Top from Style Arc is an example of the kind of simple garment that would make the most of the draping capacity of this ivory viscose fabric.
95% viscose, 5% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.