This soft black ponte Roma jersey fabric is easily the most luxurious ponte Roma jersey we’ve ever had in the ClothSpot collections. It’s an ex-designer knit from Italy – and oh, my – does that provenence come through. The shade of black is good and solid – no leaning toward grey, green, brown or blue.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is an exceptional doubleknit jersey fabric which is very similar to a ponte Roma with the exception that one side has a very softly-textured appearance, rather than the classic smooth ponte Roma finish. It’s primarily a viscose fabric with no polyester content, but a little elastane to provide some stretch-and-return. You can find our more about ponte Roma jersey fabrics in this blog post.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a uniquely soft-handled double-knit; it’s both pliable and easy to work. It will be supremely comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Our soft black ponte Roma jersey fabric is at the more draping end of our ponte Roma jersey collection. It has an elegant swing and an easy drape. There’s about a 35% stretch across its width and down its length. You can see how it moves and stretches in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
We’d be more than happy to recommend its use for unlined garments, except those with ‘waterfall’ fronts where both sides of the fabric are designed to be visible. If you’re considering a dress or skirt for wear over hosiery then we’d recommend a slip to allow the fabric to move freely without riding up.
What can I make with this fabric?
Draping outer layers, winter dresses and upmarket loungewear are all options for this extraordinary fabric. Due to the softly-textured ‘wrong’ side of this jersey, we don’t think it’s suitable for garments designed for a double-sided fabric.
We think this ‘Orono’ Top from Itch to Stitch would be an unusual design that would make the most of the feel and the drape of this exceptional soft black ponte Roma jersey fabric.
98% viscose, 2% spandex
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.