I’ll call it polyester but it probably had a specialist name back in the day. It won’t catch fire – it’ll MELT!
Firstly this pattern reminds me of the 1970s, especially the sleeve design, wide sleeves all gathered into a long cuff and what better fabric to use than a 1970’s man-made, non-biodegradable, industrially produced, oil based product? Cutting edge for its time no doubt.
I was about 12 then – memories just starting to form – and the enthusiasm of youth to propel me onwards.
“Polyester’ knit dresses from the ’70s.
Secondly, I like the style – mock wrap bodice front, straight skirt, tie belt, puffy sleeves that are part and parcel of the back and an easy shawl collar. And it’s rated easy! And you get the trousers thrown in too.
Oh, wearable, wearable.
It takes me back to when I was child and my mother made all my dresses from nylon, Crimplene and other polyester derivatives – almost anything as long as it wasn’t natural.
Oh the 1970s!
Elvis and Janis Joplin were still alive; we started to learn about this country called America where everything was in colour while we lived in black and white and fashion was, well, just weird, if not high waisted!
The world was never going to end back then…….