Added Apr 2, 2010
Anda – a dress no more….
I kept the lovely wide 50/60’s inspired neckline and shoulders, but added some pleats to the right-hand shoulder to give it some detail. The body is tapered to the waistline, to which I added a peplum (to balance out the shoulders and sleeves. It can be loosely worn, or tucked in.
I really like the simple shape of the Anda dress because it leans itself to so many options. I was inspired by the pleats in the Maria skirt for the shoulder detail.
I used some techniques for the pleats from a book/bible called Pattern Making for Fashion Design – it was a messy process at first – but I eventually got the hang of it. Its the first time i’ve attempted to insert detail into an existing design. I really enjoyed the drafting process, it gives the mind a good workout.
The fabric was a beautiful italian print, from Tessuti. I’m not sure of its composition, but it may have contained some silk. It sewed so so easily, and draped so softly. I didn’t really realise just how vivid the print was until I took the photos. The colours are so 70’s what with that mustard and burgandy throughout.
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