Last week I ordered some fabric from Hancock's Fabric & it arrived on Friday. They were having a huge sale on fleece & so I picked some up. I also grabbed some 2 yards of a floral polyester that was on sale.
The "Black & Ivory Flowers on Fabric" really threw me for a loop. I was expecting something different. Something not so fancy. You know, something sort of like cotton. But not. In fact, the reason I even ordered it was because it wasn't cotton. I wanted to make myself a skirt.
The fabric I got is shiny. Smooth. Fancy, even (this coming from someone who has only worked with cottons thus far). It's beautiful. And it will make a lovely skirt-just not the one I had in mind. And google tells me that polyester is great for garments. But I think sewing this is going to be a challenge. It's silky. Slithery. This thread at Pattern Review should prove helpful when I do decide to sew it up.
Anyway, I guess this means I have a lot more to learn about fabrics. Perhaps another book is in order. At least now I know what polyester is.