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Made By A Fabricista: Luxe Viscose Rayon Wrap Dress

I've always loved long flowy dresses that skim the floor, no matter what the season is. However, particularly around the Springtime! It's been a while since I've created one but since Spring is right around the corner I'm getting the itch to add them to my wardrobe. 

For this months Fabricista feature, I sharing a selection from Fabric Mart's gorgeous viscose rayon collection.  I fell in love with this beautiful viscose rayon fabric which, if you know viscose, you know it  is the perfect fabric for a flowy floor length piece. It's lightweight, yet still opaque, fluid and soft to the touch. 

Also, I think viscose is just heavy enough that it's not annoyingly slippery and hard to handle as satin and silks.  Needless to say I was taken by this bold vibrant print! If you know some of my previous pieces I've made, bold and vibrant is my jam!

I chose to create a rendition of my Early Spring KnowMe Pattern ME 2020. It's a wrap woven wrap dress with cargo pockets and epaulets. A wrap dress is such a classic piece, that it will always be in style. For the look however, I did make a few modifications. Originally, this pattern was intended for more medium weighted fabrics but did you know lighter weighted fabrics also work well for this pattern. It gives the dress a more luxurious feel. 

I omitted the cargo pockets from this project just to showcase this fabric even more. I did add pockets to the side seams of the dress which are not in the original pattern. I lengthened the sleeve and the skirt. I debated on whether or not to add the belt to the seams of the dress or keep it loose. 

Ultimately, I decided to do something different and add the belt wraps at the seam. This way I don't have to worry about keeping up with yet another loose belt. I love coordinating belts but I have so many loose belts for belted garments. I thought it would be nice if this one was attached. 😊


KnowMe pattern ME2020 is a great look for flowy fabrics such as this. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should! Now that I've made this pattern in this beautiful viscose rayon fabric, you can definitely expect to see more luxurious, floor skimming  versions of this wrap dress this coming season.



Until Next Time!❤️

MARCIA  @keechiibstyle 


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: CHALLIS.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! I have that same fabric and have been holding on to it, not knowing how to use it. Did you line this dress? I grew up with wearing slips or lined garments and always wonder what route others take when sewing their own garments.

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  2. Beautiful ! love the fabric too!

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  3. Gorgeous, which pattern?

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