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Viscose Challis Faux Jumpsuit

I was super excited to receive this gorgeous abstract print Viscose Challis Fabric from Minerva. 

It has a sage green background with navy and turquoise animal print which is so in trend at the moment. The weight is light and it has a beautiful flowy drape. I decided to make New Look 6350 culottes with a matching Simple Sew Sophia Top both of which are easy patterns for beginners.

After tracing my pattern pieces I used my rotary cutter to cut out the pieces taking care as I didn’t want to snag the fabric.

The culottes were really quick to construct with only two pieces and then the addition of elastic at the waist. The Sophia Top requires facing at the neck and arms. My tried and trusted method for doing this is to cut out the fabric and then place on top of iron-on facing then using a tea towel on top I apply my iron. 

It’s then really quick to cut round the fabric pieces; I much prefer this method rather than doing one piece at a time.

Next, I overlocked the edges to prevent fraying. 

The boat neck on the Sophia Top is quite generous so I would advise making a muslin first before cutting out your fabric. I then overlocked all my edges before constructing the top which was very straight forward and all that was left to do was hem the bottom which sits just above my hips.

I absolutely love the drape on this fabric especially for the culottes. 

The fabric is very smooth and cool to the touch, perfect for a winter sun trip, I wore this outfit in Bordeaux during the recent heat wave and I was very comfortable.

Thanks for reading,

Charleen

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