The title says it all. I decided to try and make something out of polyester. Not just any old polyester. The ickiest, most slippery, hottest polyester known to man.
Ok, I'm exaggerating a little. But you won't see me sewing with polyester (by choice) anytime again soon. I bought Vogue 1247 the other day during a sale at Hancock. And then I decided to check out the bargain table for some sort of fabric to make it up with. The print on this particular fabric clouded my judgement. I figured I'd never actually made something out of polyester before, so why not try it out.
It feels pretty icky on. And it's hot. And it makes a funky swish-y sound when I move. But I really like the style of this Vogue pattern. I've seen many awesome versions out there, but Carolyn's version made me want to buy the pattern. I made a size 12 straight up. I love the pleats at the neckline and the horizontal dart. The neckline was pretty deep, so I closed the bottom of the vee about an inch higher. One thing I really love about Vogue patterns is that they always seem to teach me a different way of doing something. I like the way the neckline is bound (or is it faced?).
Can you see how well all my seams meet up there on the center front?
Good. I'm glad you can't tell. The print masks the horrific sewing job. The hem is unbelievable. This fabric is definitely suited more for a lining rather than a top. It was slippery enough to merit some sort of stabilizer, but I just forged on. I was determined to finish something. The print placement is all willy nilly because that's how I cut it out. It slipped and slid all over the place. Like I said, I should have stabilized the fabric somehow.
I'm decently pleased with the finished the product, though I wouldn't let a fellow sewist inspect it too closely. I think I'd like to make a high-waist yellow skirt to tuck it in to. That would hide the wonky hem. All in all, I recommend the pattern. I'd like to try this again in a lightweight linen or lawn. But for now, I'll wear my poly folly--- as long as I can stand the heat.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.