I'm slowly coming to the party with stretch sewing. Even though it's fast and easy to fit, it is still a little scary and somewhat tricky to get a super nice finish.
Vogue 1027 is recommended for two way stretch knits only, I used a one way knit. This super lightweight ponte was purchased from The Remnant Warehouse a few weeks ago. This fabric is so light and drapey, but still stable, and was lovely to work with. It cost $28 for a 2.8 meter piece and to make this fabric eating dress, I used almost all of it.
I'm very happy with this frock and can now understand why this pattern was so highly rated on Pattern Review (best in 2008). The picture above show how I wore it yesterday to work, with a warmer coat over for lunch duty.
Fingers crossed I get to squeeze in a few moment sewing on the weekend. I can't believe I'm dreaming about the weekend and it's only Tuesday!
Pattern: Vogue 1027 inc part shipping $9
Fabric: Ponte from The Remnant Warehouse $28