We do love our jersey fabrics – they’re fabulous for layering and so practical for cross-season periods – as well as any time when the weather isn’t doing quite what it’s supposed to… They’re an integral part of our annual style cycle and so our choice of this classic stretch black viscose jersey fabric wasn’t a taxing one.
This is a beautiful-quality, fabulously draping single-knit fabric with a beautifully soft handle. We were particularly impressed with the close knit and the great opacity of this stretch black viscose jersey fabric. It’s an excellent solid and neutral shade of black.
We always love playing with a decent draping fabric on the stand – but this one really was a dream to work with. A medium-weight single knit, it gathers finely and when tightly-fitted around a curve, manages to define a shape without losing any of its substance. Most (but not all) of its stretch is across the width of the fabric and it springs back to shape very well indeed. You can see how it drapes and moves in this video.
All of these qualities make our stretch black viscose jersey fabric a highly versatile cloth. Use it in a dress where gathers and a clever cut will allow it to fit, swing and move with your body. Alternatively this jersey would also work in a more fitted or bodycon design. You could consider playing ruching, fine gathers and asymmetry to great effect. Dresses (long and short) tunics, tops and t-shirts are all options. You could even consider a pair of palazzo pants to lounge in. Our only caution would probably be that this black viscose jersey fabric probably doesn’t have the substance you’d want for leggings since it’s probably a little too draping and not quite structured enough. We think it would be perfect as a classic wrap dress such as the ‘Olivia’ Jersey Wrap Dress pattern from Named Clothing.
94% viscose, 4% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.