Added Apr 11, 2010
Malanka is a Ukranian New Year’s Celebration, on the 13th of January (New Years Eve according to the Julian Calendar). It’s sometimes called old new year’s eve. Every year in Melbourne there’s a couple of balls or parties to celebrate.
This is the dress I wore to the first of the Malanka balls this year. I used a pattern for it but I can’t remember which one… I think it was a Vogue one. The halter neck was a bit awkard & took quite a bit fiddling to get it to fit properly. I’m still not completely happy with it.
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Embroidered cotton blend for the skirt, silk for the waistband (I couldn’t believe it either – it almost looks like denim) & silk satin for the halter neck. All from Stitches in Armadale (one of my favourite fabric stores).
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