The Handkerchief Sleeved Boho Dress

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress at Amystebbins.com

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress at Amystebbins.com

 

The Handkerchief Sleeved Boho Dress

This post is long over due, in fact, MANY blog posts are overdue! I thought I would start off this series of new posts with “The handkerchief sleeved boho dress.” I enjoyed making this dress immensely, as it did not require “shirring or elastic” in any way! (yes! I am extremely burned out on that!) I also didn’t have to work with cotton, which I am utterly bored.

This boho dress is made with Challis, and I adore the flow and drape. It is very feminine, and free spirited. The sleeves look amazing when they flutter in the wind like they do!

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress @ www.amystebbins.com

I really enjoy working with border prints. While it does make it challenging to create a cutting layout, and it uses more fabric at times, I love the way it creates interest with all the variations in pattern. You can really use this to draw the eye where you want with your design.

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress @ www.amystebbins.com

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress @ www.amystebbins.com
This dress is based on my original pattern blocks I created while in fashion design school.

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress @ www.amystebbins.com

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress @ www.amystebbins.com

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress @ www.amystebbins.com

Love that swinging drape! Even though this dress is fully lined, it is so nice and lightweight for the warmer months.

Handkerchief sleeved boho dress @ www.amystebbins.com

Because this fabric is a both a stripe and a plaid, it required each piece to be cut out with precision, one at a time,  and perfectly lined up with it’s mirrored side. This isn’t always easy with a slippery fabric like Challis.

I would really appreciate some feedback as to what you think about this dress. Would you wear it? If so, do you like the style of print and color? If you could pick any color or pattern to have this dress made in, what would you choose? Please leave a comment below. The more feedback I receive, the better I can tailor things to suit my audience. Don’t be shy! I really do appreciate your help.

Thank you so much for your feedback.

So there you have it! The Handkerchief Sleeved Boho Dress. Until next time!

Have a wonderful day!

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