During the school holidays, my daughter and I thought we’d make a pencil case from a pattern in a children’s activity book. The pencil case is shaped like a shark with a clever zippered opening for the mouth.
We searched around for some suitable fabric, and I remembered I had some silver PVC fabric offcuts somewhere that would be perfect. It was in one of my fabric storage containers in the shed.
I had bought the fabric circa mid 1990’s (from Spotlight?) to make a long line jacket.
PVC clothing was never really popular in Australia, for obvious reasons, but was a bigger hit in colder countries especially in the nightclub scene. My jacket was definitely a “sew first, think later” project. I wore it only once, to a 30th birthday party, with (and I cringe to write this) blue eye shadow and platform boots.
I no longer have the jacket (or photos of me wearing it, luckily) but it probably wouldn’t be wearable now anyway, even for the dress-ups box…..
So what’s the moral of the story? Don’t store PVC fabric in a hot shed? Don’t wear PVC in the first place?