Green Orchid Midi Dress- From Dinner Table to Cutting Table


I’m so excited to write about this dress and this photoshoot. My husband is always on the search for fabric bargains, so when he video-called me to see if I was interested in a green tablecloth he found at a garage sale one day I was slightly skeptical. I would’ve never imagined it’d turn into this beautiful work of art.

I guess it was meant to be because when the Orchid Midi Dress pattern by Chalk and Notch came out, it was love at first sight. I fell for the wrap front and the puckered sleeves. I ended up winning this AND the interchangeable sister pattern the Parasol Jumpsuit by Ensemble Patterns BOTH for free during the same week on Instagram (you can still get both patterns in the bundle for a discounted price until October 31st HERE).

Once this dress was made it gave Matt and I Little House on the Prairie vibes so it was only right we take pictures in Downtown Carrollton on this saloon-like background.

I hope you fall in love with this dress as much as I did. Details and modifications below!



I made no modifications to this pattern as it has a good amount of ease. However for the future I think I will definitely lower the arm depth. The armholes stopped straight at my armpit and for me that isn’t comfortable as I like a looser fit in the arms.


Brown loafers from DSW, earrings from Charlotte Russe.

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Hi there! My goal for this blog is to make you feel inspired to sew! I hope the information and posts I share make you enthusiastic and motivated to make all the things you've dreamed of making or designing. Xoxo, Alexis

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