Added Nov 2, 2008
Durban, South Af...
I made this dress today from another one of my 50c Indian sari finds at the fleamarket (I was originally going to use it as a dining room table cloth and I’m very happy that there’s enough fabric over to still have one!). This is a very simple dress to make, I cut two pieces of fabric for the front and back 64cm wide each (allowing for 1.5cm seams down each side) and the length you want it, as well as straps. I then did 19 rows of shearing across the bust to make it elastic (1 cm away from the next). I had to line the dress with cotton voille but it made it look a bit puffy? Oh well rather puffy than see through! This will be a good maternity dress for me now that summer is here, but it’s also something I can wear when I’m not pregnant
Silk Indian sari, shearing elastic
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