Added Jul 26, 2010
I was looking for an African type dress pattern to use this linen on, but I couldn’t find anything I liked that had sleeves (don’t like showing my arms right now as they’re a bit flabby :-)). In the end, I opted for a simple style as the fabric pattern in itself was already busy enough. I drafted this pattern myself. As you can see it’s a simple bodice with a midriff panel that anyone can make. I cut the back lower as I had seen on a Grace Kelly dress I had recently seen at an exhibition. The skirt is A-line with two pleats on each side (front and back). I added a 12" zip at the side. The belt is from my Greek Linen dress which is already in my studio.
Hope you like the simplicity of it.
Printed linen, zipper and thread.
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