Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rayon Challis Roller Skate Dress

An Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress unlined and in rayon. My inspiration dress is at the bottom from H&M. We have about 6 or 7 of them from H&M but they are a cotton challis. It's a beautiful drapey cotton that had me fooled. I really thought it was rayon. Anyway, I found ONE rayon challis at Joanns. Everything else was crepy or silky or really ugly. I searched two Joanns and finally found this one. It's not a great print but I was anxious to try this dress out. The Roller Skate dress pattern was the closest I could find to the style of the H&M dress. The H&M dress has pockets, cap sleeves and the elastic at the waist is actually at the waist. But this is close don't you think?

 I didn't line the dress like the pattern calls for but instead I made bias trim for the neck and arm holes. And I added a little opening in the back (I omitted the back seam and cut the fabric on the fold). I made a size 7 and added about 3" to the length. Emily is almost 9 and the 7 is a little loose on her tiny frame.

Below are a couple of the H&M inspirations. 
Cute right?? The girls love to wear them and it's nice and cool for spring/summer


6 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

I think yours is nicer actually! They are really similar. I bet it would be comfy in knit too! Emily looks so beautiful!

motherof5 said...

Great job, now you have made one, you can make lots!

Corinnea said...

Very pretty!! I like your version.

Wow. Emily is a beauty.

kristin said...

Aw cute! Love the mods you made, probably great for the toasty weather down there too. ;)

hey june said...

Turned out great! Gotta get my hands on some rayon now!

Anonymous said...

That last picture of emily is so beautiful it nearly made me cry. Jbean

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