Animal print dresses are highly fashionable and trendy, and snake print is a great print to make a bold statement. I used Scuba knit for my dress. It is my first dress made from this fabric and I have to say I love the feel of this fabric and the fit of the dress.
Scuba fabric is a double-knit fabric and is made up of Polyester and Spandex. It is a four-way stretch with a smooth, spongy texture. I pre-washed it and used a cool iron on all the seams.
This fabric has some great characteristics. The edges do not fray, but overlocked edges always look more professional. It does not crease, which makes any item made from this fabric ideal for packing.
I used my rotary cutter to cut my dress panels out. Sewing this dress was an absolute joy.
I opted for a bound neckline and sleeve hem and used Plush (AKA Fold Over Elastic or Lip Elastic) and attached it using a stretch stitch.
Have a great weekend!