In the midst of our ‘ponte-fest’ a week or two back we had an email from a customer seeking out a more structured, less draping ponte Roma doubleknit. We’d be the last people to play down the qualities of our regular ponte Roma fabrics – but this structured navy blue ponte Roma jersey fabric is quite frankly, the bee’s knees.
We’re talking here about a fabric imported from Italy by a high-end UK-based design house – and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ve also seen this quality of fabric used in a notable Scandinavian label of late – and we suspect we’ve come across it in one or two other lines that you won’t find on the average high street.
Our structured navy blue ponte Roma jersey fabric has a high viscose content – but without the drapiness and with a much more robust handle than we’d usually expect from a ponte Roma with that composition. It holds a shape well and has a good strong stretch-and-return across the width and down the length of the fabric as you can see from this video.
If ever there were a fabric to justify being a wardrobe staple, then this structured navy blue ponte Roma fabric is surely the one. Fit-and-flare dresses and tunics, skirts, and yes – this is the one to go for if you want to make yourself a pair of closely-fitted trousers that don’t really deserve to be called ‘leggings’.
The email we mentioned earlier was from a customer planning to make a version of the ‘Coco’ dress by Tilly and the Buttons – she wanted something to hold that 60s shape.
Do make sure you pre-wash your fabrics before cutting. Ponte Roma jersey fabrics tend to hold colour well, but if there’s any initial dye loss then you’ll want to deal with that before sewing different colours together. Check out our Fabric preparation and care guidelines for more details.
If you’d like to find out more about ponte Roma fabric then drop in on our Ponte Roma Fabric blog post for the whole story!
65% viscose, 29% polyester, 6% spandex
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees. Find out more about fabric care on our About our fabric pages