The animal print theme continues, but as with this black and grey-blue viscose jersey fabric, it’s an increasingly abstract affair. We love the print on this fabric – at a distance it reminds us of drops of water coalescing on a window.The truly subtle thing about it though is the powdery shade of grey-blue in the print. Not white vibrant or green enough to be a duck-egg, it’s a beautiful, soft shade of grey-blue.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our grey-blue viscose jersey fabric is a draping single-knit knit. We’d describe it as sitting towards the lighter-weight end of the medium-weight single knit bracket. As with many jersey fabrics, the weight is 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. We think that it’s a weight that will work just as well as a wrap dress for instance, as a top or tunic.
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?
Our subtle grey-blue viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has at least 40% stretch across its width and about 25% ease down the length of the fabric. 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?
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 pretty black and grey-blue 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. We thought the ‘Cedar Dolman Top’ Pattern from Cashmerette would use the draping qualities of this fabric beautifully.
95% viscose, 5% spandex
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.