Monday, August 20, 2018
Fringe Dress by Chalk and Notch
I finally got around to sewing up another Fringe Dress by Chalk and Notch. I sewed a practice one towards the end of last summer but never got around to doing minor alterations to have the dress fit me better. (Tell me I'm not the only one who has done this- waited months to sew another one!) I found that I wanted to move the darts down an inch and I also wanted the waist moved down about 3/4 inch so it was closer to my natural waist. Adding this little bit of length in the bodice meant I didn't need to add length to the skirt, the other thing that I wanted to change slightly from my first version. Oh and I omitted the waist ties for this one. I love that they are an option (and an option to attach in the front or back) but it was more flattering for me and my rectangular shape to leave them off.
This is a size 12 with the adjustments mentioned above. I used this rayonish denim from Joann fabrics that I picked up the same time I got fabric for Ansley's romper. It sewed together fairly easily, especially since I knew I'd want bias tape when I was prepping Ansley's romper so I made extra. I used the bias tape to hem instead of drafting a hem facing and love the weight it adds to the skirt. It was a little easier to hem using the bias tape, even with the extra step of understitching.
I also managed to not lose the interfacing strips I had cut for the pockets on my first Fringe dress, which saved myself some prep time. (The practice/first one was sewn with a cotton lawn and it was too sheer for pockets.)
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