I have been working busily on my Indian fabrics and have already made a maxi-dress out of the flowery one – pictures to follow!
After a lot of thought and to-ing and fro-ing I think I have decided on what to do with the embroidered white fabric.
At one point I thought I would make an Indian style kaftan, but now I am going for an East/West fusion kind of vibe and will try this: Burda 9/2012 #109
This is a simple shift dress which I made before (out of a heavy and very wintery wool fabric) and which I have really liked wearing this winter. For the summer version I will underline the fashion fabric (which is very transparent) with a simple white cotton batiste, apart from the sleeves which will remain unlined. I think I will also add those pockets, but in the fashion fabric rather than a different one. My fabric is very crisp, inspite of its light and airy appearance, so I think a rather simple style will look good. The one thing I am still not sure about is the darts. Adding darts will cut across the paisleys at one point or another – will that look bad? On the other hand, I went through all my Burdas today checking for styles without darts. Basically that means styles without any shaping altogether, and I don’t think I quite like the Earth Mother kind of look.
I am hoping to start tomorrow – update to follow.