Friday, August 11, 2017

A Marigold in Rayon Challis


I know that it is August and school will be starting soon. However, I still wanted to share my Easter dress! Yes, it is the middle of summer and yes, Easter was in April. I am behind in sharing this dress, but I have worn it many times since Easter! The fabric makes this a dream to wear - it is so soft and flowy!


I splurged on this fabric for myself. It is Art Gallery rayon and I loved all the colors in it. I knew it would make a great dress. It took me longer to decide on a pattern than it did to sew the dress. I finally decided on the Marigold dress because I had been wanting to make another one and I knew that it fit me well. It is a classic design and I can wear the dress often.


Since I have made this dress before, I knew how it fit. The only change I made was to lengthen the bodice by 1 inch. By doing this, it hits me where it is designed to fall and it is much more comfortable.


This rayon challis is very lightweight which makes for an excellent drape. I decided to line it in a white batiste which was perfect. It was just enough to give the bodice a little more structure and also allows me to wear it without a slip.

Our county fair is next week and I am planning on entering this dress. I can see myself wearing this into the fall season with a few added layers.

My summer has been busy and full of sewing for both myself and my family! I hope to be back soon to share some more projects.

~Elizabeth

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