Cross-season dressing has increasingly become a jersey story over the last few years, with its potential for layering and versatility. Stretch knit fabrics can be just as elegant as more traditional woven fabrics, and this navy blue structured ponte Roma jersey is the latest of our Italian doubleknit fabrics with a reassuringly-firm stretch. The shade of navy here is rich and dark; a very definite blue, but very slighted muted.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is a beautiful-quality fabric that has come to us from a high-end designer source. Our navy blue structured ponte Roma jersey fabric has a high viscose content (55%); together with the usual spandex element it also contains nylon rather than the more usual polyester. It has more in the way of structure and resilience than our more draping double-knits. However it’s not a bulky fabric and will be easy to work. You can find our more about ponte Roma jersey fabrics in this blog post.
What does this fabric feel like?
Despite its evident substance, this remains a soft-handled, pliable doubleknit which feels very smooth to the touch. It will be cool and comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
This ponte Roma jersey fabric isn’t a fluid or draping jersey – but that’s not to say it doesn’t hang and move elegantly. It falls into rounded folds and has an excellent two-way stretch-and-return. The ease both up and down the fabric is around the 30% mark. 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?
The excellent opacity and smooth finish of this navy blue structured ponte Roma jersey fabric means a lining wouldn’t be required for purposes of comfort or modesty, although you could choose to self-line the top of a dress or a fitted skirt for additional structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
Tops, tunics, A-line dresses and lighter-weight outerwear too are all options for this navy blue structured ponte Roma jersey fabric. We think it’s a tremendously versatile fabric. It has sufficient resilience and opacity for closely-fitted trousers, including leggings. It will also work particularly well as an unlined top, jacket or blazer, particularly where a little shape is required. We think it would be the perfect choice for a stylish jodhpurs such as the Wallis Pants from Style Arc.
55% viscose, 36% nylon, 9% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.