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The Perfect Summer Skirt in Rayon Gauze


I love when I get the ‘What’s New’ emails from Cali Fabrics.  I always immediately have to check out all the new goodies that have hit the shop.  When this beauty arrived a few weeks ago I was so intrigued.  I loved the bright vibrant colors and thought it’d be a fun addition to my summer wardrobe.  It’s a rayon gauze and while I can’t get enough of rayon challis in the warmer weather, I’d never sewn with a rayon gauze before.  Gauze seems to be all the rage so I snatched some up and was so excited when it arrived in a flash.

It has the crinkly texture of gauze but the lovely drape of a rayon- the perfect blend for a skirt or dress.  The Allegro Pattern from Love Notions was high on my list to sew and I struggled trying to decide which view to do.  I’m a huge fan of the cropped pants version but worried this fabric would be a bit overwhelming.  I decided to go with the simple short skirt, knowing it’d also double well as a swimsuit coverup.  It was a super fast sew and the fabric sewed up beautifully.  It’s not slippery at all and really came together great!

I really can’t get over the bright colors!  It’s so fun for summer but I think it will transition well into fall with a denim jacket and chucks.

There’s a handful of rayon gauze in the shop right now I keep eyeing.  I’m so tempted to order this one for a fall maxi dress!  I’ll definitely keep my eye out for this fabric blend in the future.  So yummy!


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