This time in Kaffe Fassett’s Millefoire design in rayon challis. I stumbled on this fabric at fabric.com and I love it. For ages I have been secretly bemoaning the loss of challis in beautiful prints. Until I found this!
The drape is amazing and the hand is exquisite. Yes, you have to take care when sewing on it because it does have a tendency to move around. But it is worth the extra effort.
The pattern is McCalls 6071, a Laura Ashley pattern. Laura Ashley, rayon challis–how 80’s does that sound?! Fortunately, this dress does not call for shoulder pads. Or a can of Aqua Net. It’s beautiful, simple and comfortable. A concept that somehow never came into fashion in the 80’s.