Sew My Style 2018 has introduced me to several independent pattern companies I probably wouldn’t have purchased and sewn if they weren’t selected by Sew My Style. So far, these Indi companies have been more hits than misses.
My Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress fit great right out of the envelope. Similarly, the Suki Kimono was fabulous without any modifications and is currently my favorite lounge-glamorously-around-the-house robe. The Lander Pants were a joy to sew and surprisingly easy to fit. With all these wins tallied up, I worried I was destined to sew up a mess in September. It didn’t happen. The Fringe Dress from Chalk and Notch is so good, I’m in the middle of sewing up a second version.
Below are the details.
$14.00 for the PDF. The pattern has both a top and dress option. As a participant in Sew My Style, I was able to use a discount code and purchased it for a few dollars less than retail.
I’m not sure how much my materials for this make cost. I bought the fabric so long ago, I can’t remember the price per yard. The fabric is a cotton lawn from Liberty London purchased online from Sew Over It at least two years ago. I conducted a quick search online and couldn’t find it, although, I bet if you looked hard enough someone on Ebay or Etsy has a yard or two for sale. Liberty is expensive, so I’m guessing this fabric cost me about $25/yard.
When I bought the fabric, I thought I might use it as a lining in a light-weight coat. Now that I am back in Florida, the last thing I need in my closet is another coat, and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this fabric. I loved it as a lining, but am not 100% sure I love it as a dress. It’s pretty loud…
The navy tie belt is made from a bit of leftover cotton lawn from another project. I think it tones down this crazy print. I’ve also had this fabric kicking around for a while. I purchased it from Fabric.com last summer. It looks like it is part of their permanent stock and sells for under $5/yard.
In total, I’m guessing the fabric for this make cost me around $60.
Based on the size chart, I am a four in this pattern. My waist and hips are slightly bigger than the chart indicated for a size 4, but I decided that the loose waist and gathered skirt would prevent any tightness.
The directions are very clear and easy to follow. I think a confident beginner could experience success with this pattern.
I did make one change to the pattern as written. I added a navy sash by sewing it into the back darts. I basically followed the directions for the thin back tie, but inserted a wide sash instead. A super easy modification!
Perfect. I made a muslin before I cut out my Liberty to be certain I’d selected the right size and didn’t need to make any adjustments. It fit great and no adjustments at all were made to the pattern. I wasn’t sure about the curved hem, but it’s growing on me.
The Fringe Dress is a solid pattern. Despite the crazy print, I’ve already worn it a few times and expect I will get a lot more wear out of it.