Added Nov 15, 2010
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When I was living in Mexico City , I fell in love with the patterns and colors of the traditional Mexican dresses sold in the plaza near my house. I knew from experience, however, that I would never wear box-shaped clothing like these dresses, which were also three times my size. I bought one anyway and, borrowing my señora’s old Singer, I cut it up and refashioned it into this dress. The skirt conserves the original color and traditional embroidery, gathered into a band of black elastic that connects it to the top, which was loosely based off of a McCall’s pattern . The ample fabric gave me plenty of yardage to work with. The dress slips over the head and is complete with pockets.
As an added bonus, when swine flu hit I used some leftover white fabric to make a face mask .
embroidered Mexican tunic from a street market
elastic for waistband
stretch cotton for bodice
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