Chalk & Notch Fringe Dress Hack

It seems like winter hasn’t really arrived and stayed here in New Jersey. So when Raspberry Creek Fabrics released their new rayon challis for spring, I figured why not a new dress!

Raspberry Creek Fabrics rayon challis is one of my most favorite fabrics to work with. It’s cool to wear all summer, it washes beautifully AND it’s so easy to sew with! It simply isn’t as “shifty” as some rayons.


For this dress I started with the Chalk & Notch Fringe dress pattern. I basically used View B, but with the sleeves from View A (leaving off the tab).

For a slightly looser fit, I omitted the waist darts, then attached the ties at the side seams.

For the skirt, I straightened out the bottom edge of the skirt pattern piece. I then cut two 15” ruffle pieces the width of my fabric(60”). If using 45” fabric you will probably want to cut three ruffle sections.

I’m only 5 feet tall, so most of you might want to:

  1. Lengthen the ruffle piece (make it longer than 15”) OR
  2. Lengthen the skirt pattern piece before straightening it.
  3. OR BOTH of the above.

This fabric was provided by Raspberry Creek Fabrics ( as part of their Strike-off team). As always my opinions and thoughts are all my own. (I was in love with RCF rayon challis long before I began sewing strike-offs for them.)

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