Rayon Challis with That's Sew Kari

October 08, 2020

Rayon Challis with That's Sew Kari

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Hi everyone!  I'm Kari from That's-Sew-Kari and I'm beyond excited for my first post here!  When "shopping" for my selection, I knew I wanted to try a base I hadn't used before.  I recently sewed up the Club Jersey and French Terry and loved them.  I've always wanted to try Rayon Challis, but was a bit intimidated.  Rayon is a man-made fabric made of natural fibers.  It's lightweight and has excellent drape!

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The Black Brown and Cream Painted Leopard Print stopped me dead in my tracks.  I nearly interrupted my daughter's online class to show her! I just knew my tween would LOVE it.  It was love at first sight for her too!!  

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I've basically given her full reign over pattern choice at this point and she's got a great sense of what pattern will showcase fabric best.  For this fabric, she chose Marigold by Peony Patterns and I love using a flowy fabric for it.  It's a babydoll style dress with an optional sweetheart neckline, gathered puffy sleeves and a fully functional button placket down the front.  My daughter always chooses the mini length and the style really suits her petite frame.  

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I'm not sure who loves this dress more, my daughter or me?!  I will absolutely sew rayon again and again!!  I don't know why I was so nervous about it.  It sewed up easily -- I used a nice sharp needle and lowered my iron temperature... and easy peasy!    It was still easy to press for a beautiful hem (TIP: Serge the raw edge for a nice even guide for a double 1/4" hem.)  I'm super impressed!!   What's a fabric that's intimidated you?
See more pictures and thoughts on my blog!  You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram


 




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