This draping purple and teal printed viscose jersey fabric is one in which we see something more every time we pick it up. Our latest revelation was the depth and clarity of the indigo blue print pattern elements, beautifully placed against a neutral stone in one area of the design. When you cut it out, this is a fabric which you know will always present a stunning piece of pattern where you want it most – but you can always play with the positioning of your pattern pieces to get just the focus you want.
It will come as no surprise to hear that this stone, purple and teal printed viscose jersey fabric originates from France; such is the evident care and attention that’s been paid to its design and production. This is a beautifully-soft medium-to-lighter-weight single-knit jersey fabric with a lovely drape and a lively stretch-and-return as you can see from this video.
It has good opacity for its weight and although a dress would need a half-slip or a lining, a top or tunic would work well in its own right with no concern for modesty.
The knit here is a relatively fine one – and as you can see from our image it’s a fabric happy to be gathered and ruched without adding excessive bulk. Having said that, it’s not fabric without substance once you’re holding a metre or two.
Tops, tunics and dresses will all be options – and we’d be tempted to play with the ability of this fabric to stretch, ruche, drape and move. However given the nature of this print you could also opt for a simple design that provided for maximum impact of the colour and pattern. We think our lovely purple and teal printed viscose jersey fabric would be wonderful in a design such as the classic ‘Olivia’ Wrap Dress from Named Clothing, which would give full rein to the impact of this delightful rococo-inspired print pattern.
44% viscose, 6% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.