I like that necklace as well...
This will be the first time I've made something in a knit fabric. The pattern's suggested fabric was a 40% stretch across the grain AND lengthwise. Yes, the pattern actually put the word 'and' in capitals. So it must be important right? I set off searching all my fav online fabric stores, but none of them had this type of stretch description - not a good start. Gorgeous Fabrics website had some great knit prints though, so I emailed and asked their advice; within 5 minutes I had a reply (very impressed) that went:
"I don't know why Jalie puts 4 way on all their patterns. You need 4 way stretch for leggings and leotards, but not for that dress. You only need stretch in the cross-wise direction to go around the body."Not that important after all then!
Buying from GF unfortunately didn't work for me with the expensive postage costs from the US, but I found some lovely fabric on The Remnant House website, and on sale too. We all love a bargain!
This fabric is a single knit medium weight jersey. Laying it out and cutting it was really difficult - it probably was not a good idea to use a print for my first foray into knits, but after a while of fiddling and trying to match up the print repeats down the fabric, I was happy enough to lay the pattern pieces on. I also put sheets of newspaper underneath and pinned that in as well to try and stop the jersey moving when cutting. That seemed to work pretty well.
This was a really easy pattern to put together taking about 4 hours all up. Beware though - there is no ease at all. Mine only just fits!