Back to our search for non-floral patterned fabrics and we’ve turned up this graphic black and ivory circle-printed viscose jersey fabric. It’s a fabulous-quality jersey for which we’re convinced there will be myriad statement-making opportunities in your wardrobe.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our circle-printed 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.
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?
This black and ivory circle-printed viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has approximately 20% 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 shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, however a dress may require a bodice 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 circle-printed 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 classic ‘Olivia’ Wrap Dress from Named Clothing would be a way of making a grand statement in such a graphic fabric.
96% viscose, 4% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.