We saw this navy blue floral viscose jersey fabric as an understated knit, with a story to tell. We love the sparsely-uneven distribution of its flowers, each with a vibrant coral core. It tells us of a deep pool with cherry blossom falling onto its surface and slowly drifting away. Serene and contemplative; we think its considered design will bring calm to your wardrobe, with those dashes of colour adding a sense of the unexpected.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our navy blue floral viscose jersey fabric is a draping single-knit cloth. We’d describe it as a good medium-weight single knit; 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 cool, smooth handle. It will be comfortable to wear next to the skin and it’s breatheable too.
How does this fabric move?
Our cool navy blue floral viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has approximately 30% 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 restrained navy blue floral 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 make the most of its movement and classic styling.
96% viscose, 4% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.