Thursday, May 2, 2013

At the Challis Chalet, You Can Check Out, But You Don't Have to Leave

Hello you fabulous vacationing sewcialists! I hope you've had a lovely stay here. I know this was a loosely organized focus month that was mostly to put you at ease working with a different kind of fabric. I don't have too much to say today, other than I was happy to have as many of you as I did. I'm posting makes from the Flickr group and if I've missed you and you want to share, please add a link in the comments below!

Please don't feel like this is over. The Chalet is always here when you want to visit. I love this fabric and I hope you do too, now!

Simplicity 2418

McCalls 6563

First up, the Fabulous Katie of Kadiddlehopper. That woman has some serious sewing stamina. I have no idea how she does it. Here she made a lovely bias cut top and a wrap skirt. Faboo!

Challis Skirt

I Heart the 90's Dress

Oh Carie, you were after my heart here. Of course you deserve a cocktail! A 90's slip dress? A fabulous print skirt, yes please! And check out here blog to see all her fabulous other makes.

Challis Wiksten

Gillian of "Crafting a Rainbow", after my casual heart. This is the perfect little top for a hot summer day running errands or reading while surrounded by furry friends. Of course she's got plenty of other lovely makes on her blog, and she may even challenge you to a sewing dare!

My polkadotafro challis chalet top

Last but certainly not least, Miss Devyne. She refashioned an old skirt into a top. Its the perfect little bit of over the top to go with those purple jeans and her fabulous personality. I can't believe I went this long in the blogosphere of sewcialists without making her acquaintance.  This is a good top for the Arizona springtime, for sure.

Now, please don't forget to vote for your favorite #sewcialist emblem, and join in on Katie and Leila's Summer Swim-a-Long. I'll be guest posting!


  1. Thanks so much for hosting this. It motivated me to finally start playing with my building challis stash, and I can't wait to keep going. This gallery is beautiful. Everyone got so creative.

  2. Stupid life getting in the way of important sewing! Its the 4th and I havent even hemmed my key-hole foolishness?! Arrgh- everyone looks so challis-tastic!