If you wanted a definition of ‘fluid’ then this draping silver viscose jersey fabric is just about as good as it gets. It has shaded stripes woven into it (they’re 1.2cm in width) and there’s enough weight in the fabric to prevent it getting caught on every lump and bump. The knitted texture is relatively relaxed but the light reflection and structure of the fabric mean that it has good opacity. In the ClothSpot studio it’s become known as the ‘chainmail’ jersey but that probably does it a disservice as it’s far more elegant than that term would suggest. Metallics and textures are on trend at the moment – what more could you want for party season?
What kind of fabric is this?
Our draping silver viscose jersey fabric is a a single knit jersey comprising viscose, polyamide and spandex. (As sometimes happens with deadstock fabrics we don’t have the precise composition). There’s about a 40% stretch across the width and about 15% down the length of this fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a very smooth and cool-feeling jersey with a silky texture which reflects light. It’s very comfortable to wear next to the skin and it’s breathable too.
How does this fabric move?
Well – how many ways can you think of to say ‘fluid’? This silver viscose jersey is like a waterfall – it drizzles into pools of reflective folds like molten lead. (We could think of more analogies but we think you get the picture). Take a look at this video to see how it moves and stretches.
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?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress bodice 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?
Tops, tunics and dresses are all options for this extraordinary silver 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 drape and movement. Alice unashamedly knocked up a version of her 10-minute top in this fabric – you can see all the details on her blog post here.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it has been created from renewable plant-based sources, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
Polyamide fibres are synthetic and originate from non-renewable carbon-based sources so are not sustainable. However this polyester fabric is a ‘deadstock’ supply which was not manufactured for retail sale as a fabric; it’s left over from the garment industry and might otherwise be disposed of.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
Viscose, polyamide, spandex
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.