We love a bit of colour theory applied to a fabric. This purple and teal printed viscose jersey fabric has a design in a beautiful deep purple, drifting across turquoise-teal flowers like mist across a cold November sunset. Purple sits next to this shade of blue on the colour wheel and so this is a perfect example of building a tonal colour palette. The lighter blue pops against the soft black background, cleverly lifting the pattern design.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our purple and teal printed viscose jersey fabric is a draping single-knit knit. 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. that said, we think this is a fabric more suited to tops and tunics than dresses, unless you have a design that will work with a slightly lighter-weight jersey fabric.
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 delightful purple and teal printed viscose jersey fabric is very much a draping knit with a fluid movement. It has approximately 40% 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.
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 pretty purple and teal 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. We thought the ‘Cedar Dolman Top’ Pattern from Cashmerette would use the draping qualities of this fabric beautifully, as well as letting the fabric design speak for itself.
94% viscose, 6% spandex
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.