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.

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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.

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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.

www.SewVeStyle.com

 

 

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