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
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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