Welcome to yet another Roma jersey discovery! This relatively structured cherry blossom pink ponte Roma jersey is the latest of our Italian ponte Roma fabrics with a reassuringly-firm stretch. This is a clear pink colour – not obviously leaning towards blue, but neither is it a warm blush pink. Imagine a cherry tree covered in pale pink blossom – and you’ve got your point of comparison.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our pink Roma jersey fabric has a high viscose content (70%); together with the usual spandex element it also contains polyamide rather than the more usual polyester. It has more in the way of structure and resilience than our more draping double-knits. However it’s not a bulky fabric and will be easy to work. You can find our more about ponte Roma jersey fabrics in this blog post.
What does this fabric feel like?
Despite its evident substance, this remains a soft-handled, pliable doubleknit which feels smooth to the touch.
How does this fabric move?
This ponte Roma jersey fabric isn’t a fluid or draping jersey – but that’s not to say it doesn’t hang and move elegantly. It falls into rounded folds and has an excellent two-way stretch-and-return. The ease both up and down the fabric is around the 35% mark. 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?
The excellent opacity and smooth finish of this pink ponte Roma jersey fabric means that it would be perfectly comfortable if worn next to the skin. A lining wouldn’t be required, although you could choose to self-line the top of a dress or a fitted skirt for additional structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, tunics, A-line dresses and lighter-weight outerwear too are all options for this pink ponte Roma jersey fabric. We think it’s a tremendously versatile fabric. It has sufficient resilience and opacity for closely-fitted trousers, including leggings. It will also work particularly well as an unlined top, jacket or blazer, particularly where a little shape is required. We think it would be the perfect choice for a simple skirt such as this ‘Halle’ Stretch Skirt from Style Arc.
70% viscose, 36% polyamide, 4% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.