Happy Sunday to all. We are in the midst of cleaning up after a foot of snow fell yesterday and more to come tomorrow! I love Canada ! But I really do love Canada, winter and all!
I first want to thank all of you who left such lovely and helpful comments on my scuba knit dress. They were helpful because you convinced me I won't look ridiculous in this dress and also I've decided to take Vicky's, Sharon's, Sarahliz ', and Jean's suggestion to take out the black back section . I think I will be happier with it that way.
And now about SCUBA KNIT. The one I buy at Fabricville is 95% polyester /5% lycra. It has about the same weight and drape as ponte knit but is smoother and maybe a little bit spongy. It holds its shape very well. It is perfect for yoga pants, jackets and dresses. I haven't tried it for tops although I plan to make a sweatshirt out of it soon.
Scuba knit has been compared to neoprene which is used to make scuba suits. I have a feeling it isn't as firm as neoprene but I'm not sure as I've never been anywhere near scuba gear or neoprene.
One thing for sure. I absolutely love the stuff. If I'm going to sew with polyester it may as well be a luxurious feeling and looking polyester. Here's another look at my scuba knit dress
The pants in the pics below are scuba knit as well.
Jeanette asked me if I know of other bloggers who are in their 60's or there abouts. I'm not good at guessing any one's age, but I will mention a few "mature" bloggers and hope no one minds. I'm guessing these ladies are 50 and above.
Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic , Margy of A Fool For Fabrics, Sharon of Petite and Sewing, Faye of Faye's Sewing Adventures, Linda of Seams Well, Shams of Communing With Fabrics ,Sarahliz of SarahLiz Sew Style are some that come to mind and probably enough to get you started.
I'm so happy to hear of a fellow 60 something who has rediscovered her passion for sewing. This hobby of ours becomes more and more gratifying as the years pass for me. so Happy Sewing Jeanette.
I'll leave you with a couple of photos of scarves I've been making to raise money for our local Food Bank. The fabric is double sided and so beautiful and just right for infinity scarves. Each colour way has a metallic copper splatter throughout . I've made many of these, (didn't keep count) and have sold them to friends, family , fellow retired teachers, sewing buddies, etc. They`ve flown out of my hands and I`ve had to take orders. I've made over $200.00 for the food bank with this project and I only charged $8.00 for each scarf and I took out the cost of the fabric!
I wish I had a photo of someone wearing one but I don`t and I haven`t been able to keep one for myself as yet.
I have several pieces not blogged yet so check back later to tell me what you think.
Happy sewing from