|I'm not mad; just smirking.|
So, I hit the books and researched knits and elastic fabric, and lo-and-behold my "stretch" needle came back out! The stash grey stuff is an interlocked knit (a thin drapey double-knit) and the t-shirt is knit jersey.
⁃ Fabric: grey interlock knit (Ribas y Casals), and an ol' yellow RISD t-shirt
⁃ Pattern: Our Own Pretty Ways - Style A (free w/registration on YSR)
⁃ Year: contemporary
⁃ Notions: snaps, fusible interfacing, some elastic
⁃ Time to complete: 4 hours
⁃ First worn: this week
⁃ Wear again? Yes!
⁃ Total price: about 8 EUR (for the grey knit)
Modifications to the pattern...
I didn't have a ribbed band for the bottom edge, so I just used t-shirt. I used 2 colors for the hood grey/yellow. I omitted the drawstring - my eyelet/grommet maker was malfunctioning and wrecking the fabric so I passed for now. Instead of hook and eye closures I used snaps. The sleeves were a bit droopy for me, but I'll live with it. I tried applying an elastic band w/contrasting yellow, but it just wasn't working. The shape + fabric just isn't meant to be gathered...at least not yet by me and my handy-dandy skillz. :D
I do feel that knit fabric is way more forgiving than I expected it to be. I'm really pleased with the results!