This calm and collected ice blue viscose jersey fabric is will provide a cool counter to the heat of summer – as well as providing elegant layering opportunities when the sun ducks behind a cloud. We can also imagine it crossing that ‘difficult’ divide between day and evening wear in the warmer months.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our ice blue viscose jersey fabric is a draping single-knit composed primarily of viscose, with 5% elastane. It’s a lovely-quality lighter-weight jersey but with a definite heft to it once you have a metre or more in your hand. There’s about a 60% stretch across the width and 40% down the length of this fabric.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a beautifully-smooth, finely-woven jersey. It will be very comfortable to wear next to the skin and it’s breathable too.
How does this fabric move?
Our ice blue viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. 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 cool ice 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. With the right pattern, single knit viscose can be a versatile choice for the summer months; it’s breathable and the movement will help move cooler air around your body. Sew House Seven’s ‘Tabor’ V-Neck Top pattern offers a selection of relaxed sleeve options but we particularly like the ‘Nottingham’ Top from Itch to Stitch, with its flared sleeves and elegant off-centre knot.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric, however unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
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.