Find Cotton Jersey Knit and Rayon Challis in Melissa Mora’s newest prints for Riley Blake Designs
Hey y’all, today I am so excited to share a look at my newest fabrics, designer knit and designer rayon prints for Riley Blake Designs. I filmed myself unboxing the shipment of these bolts so you can see my first reactions to getting my hands on my new fabrics. I’ve started to sew up some of this fabric, so you’ll be seeing more soon!
One of the things I’m most excited about with this new collection is that it includes RAYON CHALLIS prints!!!!!! For those of you who haven’t worked with it, rayon challis is a lightweight, breathable fabric with beautiful drape. I mean, just look at it on my dress form below.
Check out the video below or on YouTube here to see me unboxing this fabric and get some up close looks at each print. Check below the video for sources to buy yardage in these prints.
Where to buy my new designer knits and rayon challis for Riley Blake Designs
Nancy’s Notions (entire collection)
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics (pink & gold geometric knits)
Screech Owl Fabrics (floral knits)
Cupcake Quilts (gold & navy rayon floral, floral & geometric knits)
Cute Little Fabric Shop (all the knits)
Cotton Blossom Fabric Shop (navy floral knit)
Tres Jolie Fabrics (white floral knit)
Cathy’s Sew and Vac (white geometric knit)
Links in this post will be updated as I find new shops with availability. Feel free to drop a comment if you’ve found these fabrics in a shop I haven’t linked. And you can also request that your favorite local shop carry these 🙂
My niece had a birthday so I took that as my first opportunity to sew some of this fabric up. I used the white knit floral print and my Tee x 3 pattern and did a few alterations. I added width and elastic to the sleeves to make them a little puffy. Then I cropped the t-shirt and added gathered tiers of fabric for the skirt – you can see how to do that in this post. My three tiers were each 6 inches tall, which became 5 inches tall finished length, for a total skirt length of 15 inches. For reference, my niece wears a size 10 in height, but she’s slim so I used the size 8 t-shirt pattern. The waist hits below her natural waist, so this dress fits above the knee, which was my goal so she could also wear this as a tunic over leggings.
If you’d like to see a women’s dress made in the gold geometric knit, check out this Bexley dress that Natalie sewed!