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I’m always searching for any ethnic elements that I can incorporate into my designs.
I was so lucky. I found an old and boring dress in a garage sale close to home and I immediately knew what I wanted to make out of it. The fabric was really pretty. The fabric features a Hindu design called Henna. I wanted to use the whole design without any waste, so I drafted the pattern myself. It is a shift dress with an inverted pleat and front invisible zipper.
For over five thousand years, Henna has served as a symbol of good luck, health, and sensuality that is practiced mainly in India and the Arab world. It is typically applied during special Hindu weddings and Hindu festivals like Karva Chauth, Vat Purnima, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, and Teej.
It was a pleasure to work with this meaningful fabric.