Added Apr 26, 2011
This fabric is a genuine secondhand store find! It is an African wax, I had two metre for only two euro!!!!
I knew this was perfect for a real summerdress.
The pattern is from burda magazine, It was a size 42 and I enlarged it to a size 46. I also made the straps wider so I can wear my dress with a bra. I think it’s a lovely pattern, and I allready bought fabric to make this dress a second time. Maybe I wil make the cups of the bodice larger, as no I’m showing to much flesh,…
I aded pink piping between the seams of the bodice, to calm the print of the dress a little bit down.
This dress reminds me off the dresses the Belgian women made who lived in Congo in the fifties, they used the African fabrics, and European patterns to make beautifull clothes. (thats probably the only good thing the Belgians did in that country,…)
I wear my dress a lot, my husband says it’s my most beautifull dress!
African wax (cotton), an invisible zipper, a leftover of cotton, piping, guttermann yarn.
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