This new line is rayon and there are 12 different colour / pattern options to choose from. Being self-taught, my knowledge of fabric is sketchy at best, so I was open to the opportunity of sewing a dress in rayon especially as Maaike described it’s main benefit as ‘drape’.
I chose ‘Cracks – Black and white’ and was not disappointed. I call this my David Jones dress as it feels like a fresh variation on their famous Houndstooth pattern. The fabric is beautiful on the skin, drapes as promised, but doesn’t compromise on weight, so no need for lining.
My dress is the Myrtle by Colette Designs. I’ve wanted to make this pattern for so long and it was the perfect choice for the time-poor seamstress, as it is a quick sew. Myrtle can be made in woven or knit and the rayon lent itself perfectly. I have a weakness for cowl necklines and my dress does not disappoint! Love a bit of asymmetry!
The waist of this dress is elasticised (win win!), but I like to add a belt to finish the look.
I can see Myrtle out for cocktails (see you at 6!) or making an impression at work, which is where mine will get its outings. So what are you waiting for??? Go get you some rayon now!
And make sure you check out the other bloggers below this month to get some more inspiration!
12th of September: Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack
13th of September: Kate from Sewing With Kate
14th of September: Nicola from Create.nic
15th of September: Anna from Blogless Anna
16th of September: Caroline from Usefulbox
17th of September: Suz from Sewpony
18th of September: Allison from The Tall Mama
19th of September: Toni from Make It Perfect
20th of September: Suzanne from Dressed in Pretty Little Things
21st of September: Natalie from Sew Outnumbered
22nd of September: Jenya from While She Was Sleeping
23rd of September: Maaike from MaaiDesign
Roll on summer I want to get wearing this dress!