Fringe Dress {Chalk and Notch Patterns}

It has been a few months since I tested a new pattern but the moment I saw Gabriela’s sneak of the Fringe Dress I knew I needed one in my closet.

Like every Chalk and Notch pattern I’ve made in the past, The Fringe Dress definitely does not disappoint.  You can see another favorite Chalk and Notch Patterns of mine HERE.

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The Fringe pattern is a woven dress and blouse with two different views.  It is designed to be fitted through the bust and waist.

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View A features a button up front, elbow sleeve and sleeve tab.  View B is a pull-over, notched front with a cuff sleeve.  The neckline on this view is simply to die for.  Both views include optional dress pockets, optional front or back waist tie, a shaped hem, and a gathered skirt. 

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I made View A for the test but don’t plan on stopping with just one.  I actually have a View B cut out in a gorgeous Cotton & Steel Rayon but haven’t found the time to sew it up yet.

It is suggested to use your bust measurement when choosing your size.  I have a 34.5″ bust and made a size 6.   The fit was perfect.  I could easily pull the dress on and off with it still fitting nicely around the waist.   I did add 1″ to the bodice on account of my longer torso but kept the skirt length the same.    

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Usually, when I am testing a pattern I like to vision the photo shoot location prior to starting.  This helps me to choose my fabric.  Otherwise, I am overwhelmed by all the gorgeous fabrics I have available to me.

 For this project, I envisioned a gorgeous summer day on the beach splashing in the waves.  Luckily it was the first week of school for both my kids and my amazing husband took the day off to help me get them both to school so he was able to capture my dreams on film.Sunflower Seams | Fringe Dress, Chalk and Notch Patterns, PDF Sewing Patterns, Women's Pattern, Women, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pockets, Button Up, Rayon

I sewed this Fringe dress using a Sandy Washed Dusty Pink Rayon I purchased from Harts Fabrics.  I wanted something that could easily transition into any season with a quick change of accessories.  And since we really only have two seasons here in Florida I’ll mostly be wearing it with flip flops.

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One of my favorite things about the way Gabriela puts her tests together is the inspiration boards she uses upon release of her patterns.  It is so helpful to me to see what others have used and often times I will pick a fabric I wouldn’t have normally used.

I’m feeling pretty special right about now that she used one of my pictures for an inspiration board.  If you love any of these great fabrics pictured they all can be purchased at Hart Fabrics

1. http://www.hartsfabric.com/fashion-apparel-fabrics/rayon/te-sandy-lane-washed-rayon-dusty-pink-92036.html

2. http://www.hartsfabric.com/fashion-apparel-fabrics/rayon/cs-menagerie-monstera-rayon-lawn-midnight-92298.html

3. http://www.hartsfabric.com/fashion-apparel-fabrics/rayon/cs-menagerie-jardin-de-paris-rayon-navy-92291.html

4. http://www.hartsfabric.com/fashion-apparel-fabrics/rayon/agq-floret-rayon-sunkissed-blue-92332.html

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Be sure to grab your copy of the Fringe Dress while it is on sale!!!

You can purchase it HERE

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Don’t forget to stop by my Instagram account so you can see everything I’m doing behind the seams.

You can also find me on Facebook.  Hope to see you there!!

 

Happy Sewing!

xoxo

8 COMMENTS

  1. Gabriela | 23rd Aug 17

    These photos really are perfection! Your vision was spot on! I was thrilled that you joined the test and it was so fun to work together. I hope we can do it again soon! XOXO

    • sunflowerseams | 25th Aug 17

      Thank you G!!! I so enjoyed working with you on this test. Hope we can do it again soon!! 🙂

  2. Mie | 23rd Aug 17

    Well, you should feel special because your dress and photos/location is SO gorgeous. And it’s definitely a first hearing someone say they choose fabrics after photo location. Haha, I love it.

    • sunflowerseams | 25th Aug 17

      Thank you so much Mie!

  3. Indu | 24th Aug 17

    Your pictures look like they are straight out of a travel magazine Becca! So beautiful and dreamy! I couldn’t love that color or fabric anymore, it’s gorgeous on you!

    • sunflowerseams | 25th Aug 17

      Oh my goodness Indu you are too sweet!! I owe it to the Vitamin Sea and my amazing husband! 🙂

  4. Emi | 25th Aug 17

    Everything about this is so perfect! You chose the best fabric for this pattern and the setting is just gorgeous. Can’t wait to see your next Fringe!

    • sunflowerseams | 25th Aug 17

      Thanks so much Emi!!! I really need to finish the other one I have cut out. Maybe tonight I can squeeze in some sewing time 🙂

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