THE FABRIC. It took ages to find the right fabric for Everyday Sabbatical. There are very few fabric vendors who will work with small, sample quantities. Then, I learned there are considerations to make if your design needs stretch, and if so, 2-way or 4-way? How much bounce back? All these questions were new to me. (I didn't even know there were multiple types of stretch!) And of course, cost and available colors further narrowed the list of vendors I could work with.
Ultimately, I choice this bamboo, cotton-spandex fabric because it feels amazing and is so versatile. The density (GSM) for the tops and dress is different than the one for the shorts and pants. This 50 GSM difference makes a huge impact to the structure of the fabric and the way it drapes. The "magic" in how the fabric feels comes from how the it's finished. That's my fabric partner's "secret sauce" and what makes these pieces something you want to wear and work in, everyday.