Added Oct 10, 2011
San Francisco, C...
I found some awesome fish + map print fabric at the discount fabric store for about $3 a yard, and schemed to make a dress out of it. I had some sketches for some 50’s style dresses in mind, but when I got the issue of Burda Style with this pattern in it, I was sold.I used some Japanese cotton wave print fabric leftovers that I had lying around from making cushion covers for the straps, belt, and trim. It’s probably one of the more complicated pieces of clothing I’ve ever made, since it has a full lining, and the trim and straps were a bit challenging due to all the layers. The next time I make this dress, I will make sure to use an acetate or silk lining fabric to keep down the bulk. The cotton lining does make the skirt stand out a bit, though! Fun project and I can’t wait to wear it out.
Cotton + Poly (I think) for main dress body, fish and map print
Cotton trim with wave print
Cotton full lining
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