36 Responses to “Completed: Lemon Print Rayon Challis Alder Dress”

  1. Anonymous September 8, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    Just looking at this lemon print has left me refreshed in my spirit.

  2. Ann September 8, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    Lovely, lovely dress.

  3. Green Eye Crafts September 8, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    It looks gorgeous!

  4. Kelly September 8, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Love it! Alder was a perfect choice. I still need to make this pattern up… been planning and planning and planning ever since it came out!

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

      It’s a lovely pattern, definitely worth the planning šŸ™‚

  5. bethnegrey September 8, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    When life gives you lemons…..make up a really cute lemon print dress! Just adorable. And, if you’re looking for some extra warmth, stop by the Salem OR area Monday and Tuesday. In the 70’s and 80’s either side of those days, but Mon/Tues will be 90-92. Ack! I’m definitely a member of the growing fan club who are ready to welcome fall with open arms. šŸ™‚

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

      Oh wow! That is quite a jump in temperature!

  6. liz-o-matic September 8, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    Love it! I did a double take when you said you French seamed EVERYTHING!! And I feel you on searching for specific fabrics…..my kingdom for a bright emerald green wool suiting with good drape!!! *shakes fist at the heavens*
    (also, “that’s what she said” HA!)

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

      Omggg I feel your pain! I went through something similar looking for emerald wool knit. Took me 2 years to find it, but it was worth it!

  7. SaSa September 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    I think I have loved all versions of the Alder Dress I have seen and your lovely dress is no exception! I admire your french ruffle seam. I had made some test pieces after the tutorial and remained always with a hole, so I have overlocked the ruffle seam in the end. Your dress looks effortlesly beautiful. Hope you will have some hot days to wear it!

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

      Thank you! Doing that French seamed corner was definitely a big challenge, but I think it was worth it!

  8. Hailey September 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    This is do beautiful! What type of interfacing do you use with challis? Thanks!

  9. shoes15 September 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

    The second I saw this fabric I recognized it from Workroom Social’s line. So nice to see it sewn up. Enjoy!

    • LLADYBIRD September 8, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

      It’s a beautiful fabric!

  10. Carolyn September 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    I love your fabric choice! It really makes this pattern sing but then I’m partial to lemon print fabric…though I have yet to find any for myself.

    • LLADYBIRD September 11, 2017 at 8:45 am #

      Thank you, Carolyn! I hope you eventually are able to find some for yourself! šŸ™‚

  11. cololynn September 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

    Very nice! I have made one in each version, and your comment about the length is correct – I’m almost 5′ 8″ and my first out of lawn is more of a tunic length, which looks great with leggings and such. I definitely want to make a dress version, now! Yours is divine šŸ™‚

    • LLADYBIRD September 11, 2017 at 8:45 am #

      Haha yeah, I was surprised at how short it was! Great for my height, but perhaps not quite so much for anyone taller than me šŸ™‚ I’m glad yours works as a tunic!

  12. Heather September 9, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    That French corner seam is magic!

    • LLADYBIRD September 11, 2017 at 8:45 am #

      I feel pretty magic having accomplished it! šŸ˜›

  13. Fashion By Deborah September 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Love your post! Thanks for sharing this! I’m a pretty new blogger,would love if you could give my blog a look and a follow šŸ™‚

  14. Tomasa September 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    Oh I love this adorable little dress. Such a fun print and it fits you beautifully. I know that gathered French seam with the corner was a pain but it is a work of art!!

    • LLADYBIRD September 11, 2017 at 8:46 am #

      Thank you! Yes, that one seam was definitely not my favorite but I am very happy that I was able to make it work!

  15. Amanda S. September 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    This is super cute!!! I love that print.

  16. Helen September 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    Love! Also love that I’m not the only weirdo who has years long quests for the perfect fabric (mine is very specifically a black on white line drawing style print of animals (don’t care which ones) on a lightweight fabric. Blame Anthroplologie.).

    • LLADYBIRD September 11, 2017 at 8:46 am #

      Oh shit. Now you’ve got ME wanting a fabric like that – it sounds adorable!!

  17. Kristi September 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

    Orange denim for me, for I guess about 3-4 years haha! You just get that idea in your head and it won’t come out šŸ˜€
    Super cute dress! I like the whole genre of fruit-print dresses (cherries, lemons, watermelons, strawberries…wait, maybe I’m just hungry).


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