We could describe this delicately-shaded navy blue viscose jersey fabric as a ‘floral’ but that would be underplaying the abstract photo-negative style print that sweeps across its surface. In a subtle shade of palest oyster pink and ivory, this digital print picks out some stunning detail that’s abstract close-up but dramatic at a distance.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our printed navy blue viscose jersey fabric is primarily a viscose single-knit with 5% elastane added for drape and a resilient stretch-and-return. Aside from the print, the other unexpected element in this jersey is the lightly-slubbed texture, redolent of a lightweight linen. We’d describe this knit as being at the lighter-weight end of the ‘medium’ bracket – it’s a swinging knit, quite lively, but a relatively fine one.
What does this fabric feel like?
As you’d expect from a viscose jersey fabric, this is a fabric with a very cool, smooth handle. The slub-like texture is a very refined one and this fabric will be very comfortable to wear next to the skin – it’s breatheable too.
How does this fabric move?
Our quietly-dramatic navy blue viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has approximately 40% stretch across its width and a little less than that 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. Due to the fine knit and the areas of lighter colour, you’ll want to consider non-contrasting undergarments which might show through.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, tunics and dresses are all options for this navy 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 gathers and drapes in the ‘Señorita’ Blouse from Alice & Co Patterns would be a great option for this jersey, making the most of its drape and fine knit.
96% viscose, 4% spandex
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.