Orchid Midi Dress | Chalk + Notch Patterns
The Orchid Midi Dress is a wrap bodice with a midi length skirt. View A has ruffle sleeves. View B has long sleeves with a gathered cap and wrist. There is a combination of elastic and drawstring to define the waist and add drape to the bodice.
Size: US 0-30, with 2 bust cup options
Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven fabric with a nice drape. Rayon challis, rayon crepe, rayon voile, cotton lawn, cotton voile, linen, double gauze. View A is best suited for rayon challis and rayon crepe to allow the ruffle sleeve to drape. A minimum fabric width of 45” (115 cm) is required.
Notions: 1 yd (0.9 m) of tricot fusible interfacing or lightweight fusible interfacing; 1 yd (0.9 m) of 1/2″ (1.25 cm) elastic; 3/4 yd (0.7 m) of 3/8″ (1 cm) elastic for View B // Optional: Hidden snap; safety pin or turning tool.
Skill Level: Intermediate