My Makondo Shift Dress
Added Jun 9, 2013
by raquel mf
The pattern is Jamie Shift Dress from BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Book.
First time I saw it, I have decided to make one for me!
The fabric is a wax print named Makondo.
It came in a package of 6 yards as usually happens with wax prints.
Not sure what I am going to do with all of it!
I also would have preferred to have it in other colors but this was the only one available.
I have liked so much the print that I have decided to bought it anyway.
Since the print is big, I had to study the different results that were possible with the same fabric and pattern.
Even though I knew that the lengthwise cut results in better fabric movement, I have decided to cut the fabric in the crosswise grain which made it possible an interesting geometrical result.
The fabric is almost no stretchy on crosswise grain what may help.
Front and back facing were cut in lengthwise direction to avoid distortion.
Almost finishing the dress, I have realized that there was no need of zipper.
And since I am not a zipper fan, I found it difficult to wear and difficult to sew, I have decided to eliminate it.
So this is my no zipper version of Jamie Shift Dress.
Notes from image update:
I have finally included photos wearing the dress!
They were taken at Sao Cristovao Market, a place for northeast brazilian food, crafts and music in Rio de Janeiro.
Cotton wax print
I have eliminated the zipper.