I have made the winning cowl neck pattern - the Creative Cate - in a wonderful graphic print for the university student DD1. Written all over the print is 'ONLY ONE ME' and when I saw this polyester fabric at the Fabric Warehouse in Hamilton I immediately thought of her. It was expensive $26.95/m but just wouldn't be left in the shop. At the time of purchase I wasn't sure what pattern to make it up. But as I went along on the cowl neck sew-a-thon it soon became obvious that the Creative Cate would be a good match.
I wish I could say the fabric was as simple and easy to sew as the pattern. My overlocker, a Baby-lock, hated the fabric and no matter what I did; woolly nylon, starching, tension adjustment, could not get it to behave. In frustration I used the sewing machine and it was easier. I am open to suggestions on how to sew this type of fabric - a beefy very smooth polyester.
This has been posted off to DD1 and I hope that she loves it as much as I do.