Polka-Dot & Floral Designer Inspired Fabric

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday!!!

Today’s post is inspired by Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana. I am in love with their use of Polka-Dot & Floral Print fabric.


Oscar de la Renta

Photo c/o Pinterest



Dolce & Gabbana

Photo c/o Pinterest

So I had to add this print into my wardrobe in some way. I found the perfect fabric online. Which let me know that this was meant to be.

I knew that I wanted a maxi dress…..or so I thought…lol.

For this project, I used Simplicity Pattern 2638 for the skirt and for the bodice I use a YouTube video with a few alterations.  I will get more into that in a minute.

For the fabric, I used 3 yards of Challis.  It is rayon, lightweight and flowy, which works perfectly for a maxi.


I ended up making separates instead of a maxi dress. This option allows me to wear the top with other thing’s and pair the skirt with other tops.

Now let’s get into the how to’s…..

As mentioned prior for the skirt I used Simplicity Pattern 2638 with the following adjustments.

Cut out 4 skirt panel pieces instead of 3 so that it would be very flowy.

Next I did a simple elastic casing at the waist.

For the top/bodice portion, I used the following YouTube video with a few adjustments. (* This video will also show you how to make this into a maxi dress)

Measured from shoulder to belly +2.5″

Next measure your bust + 3.5″ ÷ 4

I omitted the gathering at the shoulder’s

Finally, I finished the hem with by folding over 1/2″ and then again 1/2″ and sewing around.

I really enjoyed this project and happy that I was able to find and polka-dot and floral print that I love.


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Until Next Time,



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