I was lucky enough to try some Lyocell chambray fabric as part of the Minerva Maker team. Lyocell is a sustainable fabric, you may also have heard it called Tencel. It has increible drape properties that I can attest to after making this dress! I loved my Zadie Jumpsuit, pattern by Paper Theory and this is an easy hack of the same pattern. All the details are documented in detail in the Minerva post,
check it out here.
The fabric is a little challenging to work with, similar to rayon challis. It snags easily and is hard to unpick, but it wasn't as tricky to cut and it is a delight to wear.
These photos were taken in early summer on a day out at a local steam railway. I was into model railways when I was around 10 or 11 years old and a steam train is such a fantastic sight that I don't think that childhood passion will ever leave me! It made a suitably prairie-style backdrop for this dress too!