Welcome to yet another Roma jersey discovery! This structured ochre, bronze and charcoal printed ponte Roma jersey is the latest of our Italian printed ponte Roma fabrics with a reassuringly-firm stretch and a fabulous Autumn-Winter weight, without being bulky. This is a dark fabric; the print being very definitely in evidence but quite subtle.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our charcoal printed Roma jersey fabric has a high viscose content (66%); together with the usual spandex element and polyester. It has more in the way of structure and resilience than our more draping double-knits. 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 smooth, pliable doubleknit which will be beautifully comfortable next to the skin due to the viscose content. We’d describe our structured charcoal printed ponte Roma jersey fabric as a heavier-weight double-knit. It’s a very stable fabric easy to work.
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 firm two-way stretch-and-return. The ease both up and down the fabric is around the 40% 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?
We’d be more than happy to recommend its use for unlined garments, but not those those with ‘waterfall’ fronts where both sides of the fabric are designed to be visible, since the print on this fabric is on one side only. Its smooth finish means that it would also be comfortable if worn next to the skin. A lining wouldn’t be required for any of these options, or for purposes of modesty, since this is a closely-knit fabric with near-total opacity.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, tunics, A-line dresses and lighter-weight outerwear too are all options for this charcoal printed 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 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.
66% viscose, 29% polyamide, 8% elastane
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.