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Monday, February 14, 2011
Pattern Review - Butterick 5559
Yvette emailed us last month looking for a ponti knit fabric to make up dress pattern Butterick 5559. This pattern is only suitable for † Moderate Stretch Knits Only and ponti knit was suggested on the pattern envelope.
What is a Ponti? Ponti is a quality double knit fabric, very popular for making pants, skirts, dress and jackets. It is thicker than your usual knit and has a great firmness and hold. The composition is usually Rayon/Nylon and Elastane, sometimes it can contain Polyester in the mix and is also lovely in the woollen variety.
Yvette settled on this lovely Red Ponti from our Tessuti Chatswood store and kindly emailed me these images (thanks Yvette!). See Yvette's pattern review and post on how she transferred all the tucks and darts onto her fabric pieces, to get this wonderful end result!