Of course the black is a rayon knit in a comparable quality and weight. So this should wear quite nicely. The dotted fabric is a mid weight rayon jersey with beautiful drape from FabricDepot in Portland and the black is a Donna Karen rayon jersey from NYC I got on the Peggy Sagers fabric shopping trip last year.
Oh did I mention the measurements of the pattern? I’m cutting the size 14. They measure at the bust 39.5, waist 35.5, and hips 41.5. I cut the hip at 16 and I’m good with the negative ease of the bust and the looseness of the waist. Very comfortable indeed. I also liked the idea of installing the sleeves flat.
That really worked great. And for the neckline. Well I missed the boat on that one and did it backwards. I ended up with the stitched seam to the public side this I had to encase it into a seam that made it look like a bound seam.
Needless to say I’m really happy with my new five thread chain stitch plus overlock serger. I have always been a little intimidated by those machines. But you can actually teach an old dog new tricks. It’s just takes patience.