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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Pattern: Roscoe Dress
Fabric: Rayon Challis from JoAnn’s
Modifications: Lengthened the top of view b 3 or 4 inches and sized down one size