I’m busy sewing our spring patterns for the photo shoot, and the other day I sewed some test garments from a sort of ponte knit that I found at our local fabric store. It was almost a cross between ponte and scuba, and I’ve never been so frustrated by a fabric in my life! No needle and thread combination seemed to work properly. All my knit needles skipped, the poly thread shredded, and I was left nearly in tears after a few hours of struggling. So here’s this week’s question: Do you have a favorite fabric to sew?
Needless, to say, that ponte/scuba is something I’d just as soon never sew again. On the other hand, cotton shirting fabrics are just as easy as can be, and I’d sew them every day if I could! And believe it or not, I don’t mind sewing silk. Cutting it, however….
What are your favorite fabrics to sew? And your least favorite? Are your favorite fabrics to sew the same as your favorite fabrics to wear?