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Copycat Challis Dress

Added Jun 30, 2016

by brookeannblank

Cincinnati, Ohio...

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Description

This dress was made from a “rub-off” of an Old Navy dress. The dress I used for the pattern has grown-on sleeves, a high neckline, a keyhole back and a cocoon shape. The fabric is a rayon challis from LA Finch Fabrics. It has a gorgeous drape and hand, but unfortunately it snags and runs very easily.

To make the pattern I traced around the seams with the dress folded in half lengthwise using translucent paper and a sharp tracing wheel. I then added a seam allowance as needed and made measurements to cut out a faux cuff piece.

The construction was quite simple and I serged all the inside seams. Just sewed the shoulder seams, the side seams, the CB seam (until I wanted to stop for the keyhole), top-stitched the keyhole, made the cuffs and hemmed it. I used single-fold bias binding to finish the neckline.

More details here: http://brookeschwass.com/blog/2016/06/copycat-dress-in-rayon-challis/

Material Notes

rayon challis, metal buttons, 3/8 elastic

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual
Material
Rayon

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    Jul 1, 2016, 12.39 PMby brookeannblank

    Thank you! There are just a few tweaks I need to make to have the next one fit perfectly :)

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    Jul 1, 2016, 10.13 AMby Maria Hayek

    Summery and nice :) I like it!

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    Jul 1, 2016, 05.26 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress x

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