Scuba-knit... it's just as odd as it sounds. A lighter weight version of scuba diving suit material with no knitting needles in sight. This stuff is warm to wear but the range of colours and stretchyness makes it all the shark-spotting-worth-while.
It started off as just one work dress made from the loud-fabric-of-scuba and the comments and adorations soon turned it into four. And I must say long sleeve dresses in winter for work are perfect. Over the head, no thought at dark-o'clock-Melbourne 7AM needed, pair of stockings, flats and you're ready to go. The warmer months have arrived though now and I've been starting to swelter, and then I thought why not make skirts instead? Another three ensued.
I've now ditched all my corporate, fitted work dresses for this stretchy magnificentness and my pasta loving hips wouldn't want it any other way.
At $35 a metre scuba-knit isn't cheap, but it's on sale fairly often which makes a skirt for roughly $17 or dress for $35. (that's not the hard sweat of sewing included) I've so far only found scuba-knit at Spotlight but they certainly have a huge range of loud and vibrant patterns to choose from.
Skirt: Simplicity 1070 - Knits Only