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Fatina from Ghana

Added Oct 22, 2009

by amibambini

London, United K...






My housemate went to Ghana and returned laden with some amazing fabrics, including this peacock feather print. It’s quite a coarse, stiff cotton but should wash down softer, as soon as I saw it I thought of the Fatina. I drafted the neck quite high and wide and did some simple facings for the arms and neck, and put two long, narrow darts in the back to give it some more shape as it’s quite a boxy pattern!

Material Notes

Ghanian cotton, a kind of peacock print, zipper, and hook/eyelet combo. Hemming tape for facings.




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    Jun 8, 2010, 09.19 PMby jazzyka

    Wow ! I love the fabric ! It give have this simple dress a lot of impact

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    Feb 5, 2010, 06.01 PMby burdastyle

    OH MY GOODNESS! I love this! It’s totally a sister fabric to the one I chose for our Fatina dress. Great job. In fact, I like your fabric better! alison

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      Feb 8, 2010, 02.27 PMby amibambini

      Wow, thank you so much!

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    Oct 24, 2009, 11.18 PMby chocolatefoxdesigns

    very lovely, love the peacock feathers

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    Oct 24, 2009, 01.00 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I agree with everyone, it’s such an amazing dress, the fabric placement is also very flattering, I am sure you’re getting so many compliments and you deserve them xx

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    Oct 23, 2009, 02.50 PMby xnickerxje

    The fabric placement is lovely! What a beautiful dress!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 01.53 PMby pascaleclaudine

    fantastic fabric, suits you perfectly!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 10.52 AMby rosie-astro

    Wow! I just logged on and there you were! It is beautiful, it fits and suits you perfectly.

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    Oct 23, 2009, 08.53 AMby mell1982

    Absolutely gorgeous…..you’ve done real justice to the fabric…..so jealous of your housemates fabric stash!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 03.03 AMby ginasophia

    This is amazing, and such a great patter to showcase such a beautiful pattern

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    Oct 23, 2009, 02.24 AMby arete999

    Love the fabric print! And dress fits you just perfect!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 11.05 PMby Erin E

    Amazing! That fabric is gorgeous. Even more amazing that you didn’t plan the placement?? Nice job :)

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    Oct 22, 2009, 11.02 PMby yoshimi

    Beautiful. Gorgeous and impressive. Well done!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 08.29 PMby merbecky

    This dress really shows off the beautiful fabric. Great job!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 07.22 PMby bellamabella

    OMG i love this! too cute!!!!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 06.57 PMby gtangel

    ooh beautiful

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    Oct 22, 2009, 06.30 PMby smallone

    oh my goodness!!! this is just lovely – perfect fabric – love the placement of the print. Stunning!

    also your neckline really raises the sophistication level of the dress.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 04.47 PMby frenchpea

    Magnificent! It’s beautiful. Really well done!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 04.31 PMby nutmeg1

    This is beautiful!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 04.01 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Love the fabric, you matched the design well into the dress pattern.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 03.51 PMby wzrdreams

    Fabulous! I LOVE your fabric choice. Well done.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 02.31 PMby liedemaaf

    Gorgeous pattern and dress. I especially like the placement of the print on the dress.

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      Oct 22, 2009, 02.35 PMby amibambini

      Thanks, I only realised later that it is a big feather explosion right from the centre of my belly!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 02.23 PMby ink

    Wow again! The dress is fabulous. The pattern is spectacular!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 12.49 PMby irmchen

    WOW! Such a reduced pattern gets an amazing effect with such a special fabric. Well done!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 12.45 PMby reliablechef

    Love the fabric!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 12.32 PMby conker

    This is gorgeous! Well done on such a good job!!

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