Fading Back To Black

Greetings Everyone!

I don’t know about you but I’m having a hard time transitioning to fall.  I probably pulled out at least 20 different sewing patterns and went through my entire fabric stash praying for inspiration.  So I decided that whatever I make will have to be black.


I wanted something that draped nicely, with an airy flow  I found the perfect Rayon Challis at Cali fabrics.  My plan was to make a jumpsuit, but my overly aggressive plan was a bit too advanced. So, I came up with the next best thing.  I wore this to an evening dinner event.

The top is Butterick  B6172 view C  and the pants Vogue V9191.  This is the perfect combination for a dressy casual look. I have a family cruise next year and will be making another pair of the pants because they are amazing.




Here’s what you need to know about Rayon.  It’s easy to work with, but it wrinkles like you wouldn’t believe!  From the minute I got into the car and buckled on the seat belt, I felt a wave of panic, because I knew what I was in for.  My heart sank.  We had to drive an hour to the event, so I kept the windows down and air conditioning cranked up, because I did not want my body heat to add to the wrinkled mayhem.  In hindsight, I should have simply changed when we made it to the event… but that’s way to easy, …right?    Oh and one more thing – be careful with the iron.  Rayon does not require high heat, and if you’re not careful you’ll wind up scorching your fabric.  Ask me how I know.  🙂

I’m sorry that the pics aren’t very clear because if you could only see the detail of the layers of top you’d certainly give the pattern a try.

Well, the wrinkles weren’t that bad, and I received a lot of compliments.  Sometimes we’re just way too hard on ourselves.

Until next time –  Always be Stylish – Always be Fabulous

SewVeStyle by Venita Elaine.




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