1950s dress with African fabric
Added Aug 9, 2008
London, United K...
There have been some wonderful African prints this summer, both in the shops and on Burda Style. With this in mind, I bought some African wax print fabric at East Street Market in Walworth, London for £10 – which turned out to be enough to make 2 dresses and 1 skirt.
This dress is from a vintage 1950s sun dress pattern. I think that the combination of vintage fabric and African print fabric gives it a nice, contemporary look. The fabric is stiff enough to give some shape to the full 1950s skirt.
I added a patch pocket which is rather usefully just big enough to hold a paperback book… the dress is also great for twirling!
African wax print cotton
- Beth (my sister)