Roscoe Dress

Roscoe Dress :: Dandelion Drift

Hey there!  Happy Thursday!  I have a great dress for you today that started with the fabric!  I found this rayon challis print at JoAnn’s and bought as much as was left on the bolt.  I think it was right around two yards.  I looked at the patterns I owned and thought Kelli’s Roscoe Dress pattern would be a perfect match!

Roscoe Dress :: Dandelion Drift

Well, two yards is just enough for the roscoe top, so I crossed my fingers and hoped I could squeeze a dress out of my little yardage.  I didn’t bother trying to match stripes or the print at all, I just wanted my pattern pieces to fit on the fabric!

Roscoe Dress :: Dandelion Drift

I ended up cutting the top portion for view b of the roscoe and lengthened it as much as I could (I think it was 3 or 4 inches).  I didn’t have enough for the bottom ruffle, but that all worked out because the lengthening brought my dress to exactly where I wanted it to land!

Roscoe Dress :: Dandelion Drift

The roscoe dress sewed up easily and I love the way it turned out!  I measured for a size 4, but cut out the size 2 instead.  I hand stitched the bottom hem and the binding around the neck and sleeves.

Roscoe Dress :: Dandelion Drift

And I can’t leave without mentioning the boots!  I found these at the thrift store for $5!  They are frye boots, in great condition, in my size!  These are what thrifting dreams are made of!

Roscoe Dress :: Dandelion Drift

Quick Glance:

Pattern:  Roscoe Dress

Size:  2

Fabric:  Rayon Challis from JoAnn’s

Modifications:  Lengthened the top of view b 3 or 4 inches and sized down one size

  • http://www.sweetkm.com/ Kristi

    It’s almost as lucky to find fabric this perfect at Joann as it is to find $5 Frye boots in your size! :) The fabric seems made for the Roscoe. I love the dress, and even might like it best without the ruffle.

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      Thanks Kristi! You are absolutely right about finding the perfect fabric, and at JoAnn!!!

  • Renee Hartley

    I love the modifications you made for the dress – it suits the fabric (which is so pretty!). and those boots are awesome!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      Thanks Renee! I am absolutely in love with the dress…and the boots!

  • http://skirtastop.com/ kristin

    Oh man it’s sooooo pretty!! I would wear a dress like this all the time. Way to make it work! :)

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      I definitely will be wearing this dress non stop this summer! It’s going to be perfect as the temps get warmer and warmer!

  • Teri

    This dress is so pretty! I can’t believe that fabric came from Joann! It looks great with the belt and boots, and I really like the non-ruffle bottom option.

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      Thanks Teri! Happy accident with the non-ruffle bottom!

  • http://purplepleats.blogspot.fi Nilla

    Gorgeous fabric! Even better to make something you love and will wear :)

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      Thanks Nilla! This dress will definitely get lots of wear!

  • Paige

    Very nice and looks great on you! And to find the perfect boots, making it a complete outfit!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      Thanks Pagie! I don’t know which I love more, the boots or the dress :)

  • http://cookinandcraftin.blogspot.com/ Meg McCarthy

    Just gorgeous! The fabric is perfect for the Roscoe!!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      Thanks Meg! I need to make a roscoe blouse now…super comfy!

  • http://whileshesleeping.blogspot.com.au/ Jenya

    What a stunning dress! I think you ‘married’ the fabric to the most appropriate pattern… and boots!

    • http://www.dandeliondrift.com/ Teresa Behr

      Yay…thanks Jenya! I love the fabric (and boots, and pattern, ha)!

  • HW

    Perfect fabric for this pattern – Its stunning!! Do you know what “line” this fabric is made by – I’m dying to know if its stil in Joann Stores… I adore it!