There are fabrics which instinctively we’re drawn too – non-floral prints are an obvious example in the case of this abstract charcoal and stone printed viscose jersey fabric. However it’s when you see them at a distance that they spring to life. And so it was with this fabulous jersey with its painterly design. We popped it on the mannequin, stepped back, and – wow! We adore its rebellious sophistication and we hope you do too.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our abstract charcoal and stone 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?
Our charcoal and stone printed viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has approximately 50% 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 charcoal and stone 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 an elegant statement with this rather edgy fabric.
95% viscose, 5% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.