Here it is:
Outside of the new sleeve, I there's nothing new to the drafting of this dress. It's a t-shirt dress - basically a big t-shirt.
The soft drapey fabric was fussy to work with. I absolutely expected it would be, since as soon as I picked it up I could feel it distorting in my hands, almost running like liquid. It was smooshy.
But I'm not going to let it put me off, because it was *my* shade of green, and it was on sale. I've sewn a fair bit of stretch fabric, so I knew what I was getting into.
For the record, I didn't have any real issues with my fabric in the end. I did have to be a bit patient with it, and smooth out the hems. No biggie. I did take it in a bit at the waist - 2 whole cm at each side, in fact, because it was so much stretchier (50% rather than 25%) than the previous versions. And all that required was to try it on, pin it so it no-longer looked like a nightie, and re-sew the side seams.
What do you think?
Having said all of that, it seemed a good time to write about stretch fabric a bit.
So stay tuned for some posts on working with stretch fabric. And if you've got any suggestions for things I should write about / discuss, please pop a comment at the bottom and I'll see what I can do.