Remember when I went to Ecuador and bought some fabric at the market in Otavalo? Well, I finally used the fabric and made a dress (to be exact, I’m finally blogging about the dress which I made late in 2016…)
Here I am, clutching my BFF for courage, showing off this dress, but mainly my hair, which, in a deviation to my usual customs, has had everything in the world done to it today. I took the change to photograph any number of blog projects, so you`ll be able to enjoy my upgraded hair style for a few more posts before we go back to normal. I didn’t realise how expensive hair salons are, so I’m making the most of my money!
Sorry, I digress – back to the dress: it’s got pocketses!
The fabric is not a dressmaking fabric, I believe in Ecuador it’s typically used as a throw or a table cloth. It’s quite heavy and rigid without any stretch whatsoever.
I used a Burda pattern, I believe it might be from 8/2016, but I can’t be sure as my Burda collection is in a state of slight disarray right now.
But can I draw your attention to that pattern matching across the CF and CB?
And across the bodice/sleeve:
Now really, if that doesn’t make your heart sing, then frankly, I think you may not have a heart!
Apart from the pattern placement, this was an easy sew. However, the dress is very, very thight at the arms and consequently quite restrictive. If I were to make the pattern again, I’d have to change the sleeves in some way. I’ve worn the dress to work a few times and I love the vibrant look, but in the end of the day it’s just not that practical.
My next blog post will very likely contain my Thailand collection, so I’m staying with the travel theme! And the nice hair! 🙂