I am so excited to share my Orchid Midi Dress today from Chalk and Notch! I was lucky to be one of the pattern testers for Chalk and Notch’s latest beautiful pattern!
The Pattern and The Dress
The Orchid Midi Dress is the newest Chalk and Notch Patterns. The Orchid Midi Dress is a wrap bodice with a midi length skirt. View A has ruffle sleeves while View B has long sleeves with a gathered cap and wrist. The best part? The Orchid Midi is a collaboration with Ensemble Patterns and if you buy the two patterns you can mix and match the two patterns!
The minute I saw this pattern I just fell totally in love with the sleeves and the bodice. I am dreaming of making this into a peplum top because I can’t pass up a peplum – but the dress and a beautiful addition to my closet too! My version is from one of the first versions of the pattern so mine is a little bit longer than the final pattern – I didn’t want to shorten mine as mine fit almost like a maxi and I enjoyed that length too!
Gabriela’s patterns are top notch – the testing that they go through are so detailed. I was part of phase one of the testing and there were two additional phases after me. So the final product has been thoroughly tested and perfected in all ways!
My absolute favorite part of this dress is the sleeves and crossover wrap bodice. Both are so feminine and beautiful! I also can’t wait to sew up Version B as well but hack it into a top. It would be a perfect work top!
I sewed up a size 8 – my typical Chalk and Notch size. I plan on installing a snap or button to keep the wrap closed as I tend to prefer wraps to be secured just to be safe!
Guys, I want a whole wardrobe of this fabric. I used the Raspberry Creek Fabrics CLUB Rayon – while this print is sold out, the base of this fabric is a dream to work with. They have tons of other prints and release seasonal selections often. It was the perfect drapiness for this dress!
I am giving away a copy of the Orchid Dress on my Instagram so don’t miss out! I can’t wait to see your version too!
Note: I received a copy of the Orchid Midi Dress in exchange for me pattern testing the dress. As always, all opinions are my own!
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