The other day I was shuffling through my vintage pattern collection trying to find something that would work with my new knit I had bought from Stylishfabric.com. I was intrigued by a fabric called techno, but when I got it I wondered if it looked a little like double knit polyester with some stretch added for good measure.
I decided that it wasn't expensive fabric, that I had the perfect pattern-McCalls 3254, and it would be good practice for sewing with knits.
This dress sewed up like a dream. The fabric was easy to work with and was forgiving. The only thing I had trouble with was putting in a traditional zipper. It made the fabric stretch and ruffle and it looked terrible, so I unpicked it and put in an invisible zipper instead.
Since wearing this dress, I have received many compliments on it. It doesn't look dated, and I guess it doesn't look like double knit polyester after all!
I love this photo. "Hey, maybe we should take this picture over there."