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Wax Print Burda World of Fashion Magazine 5-2007- #124

Added Jan 12, 2011

by missceliespants

Baltimore, Maryl...






Someone left me a comment asking if I had made other ethnic print dresses. I thought I would upload a few of them to show how you can use these traditional prints in very modern ways. This is one of my favorite dresses. I wish I could get more of the material!

I made this dress several years ago from a border print material I bought on a trip to Ghana. I don’t have it anymore as I like cookies and pizzas too much. Luckily, it’s with my mom now :) I underlined the bodice with silk organza to stabilize the cotton and added sew in bra cups. The waistband is pieced from the edge of the border.

I also didn’t finish the hem and let the selvedge be the edge as I had seen done in Ghana. The piping is purchased and I just used extra fabric for a headwrap.




Garment Type
Beach, Ethnic

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    Jan 14, 2011, 03.18 PMby loulourosa

    Very nice this dress, aparantly I’m not the only one to choose a wax print for this pattern! :-)

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    Jan 14, 2011, 05.01 AMby 5294sandras

    Very nice!!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 12.05 PMby hdk100

    I liked the original pattern as well, great to see how you made it! It’s a beautiful dress!!!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 11.57 PMby wzrdreams

    This dress is so pretty! I’ve seen some ethnic prints in some of the fabric shops here in NYC. I just love that green color.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 11.02 PMby smallone

    That is such a cute use of the fabric – you’ve positioned the pattern so well….plus I love the color

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    Jan 12, 2011, 10.33 PMby Testosterone

    Whoa! You had me at the waistband, but then I got to the hem! Reading that it’s a smooth unfinished selvage made my heart skip a beat. What a brilliant execution of pattern placement and repitition. Top drawer effort.

    That head wrap is icing on the icing! Too few are attempting head pieces – thank you for leading the way!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 10.08 PMby imogens

    Just gorgeous!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 07.57 PMby analogue

    This is simply stunning! That fabric is gorgeous and suits you so well. And I love the matching headwrap as well. Beautiful work!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 05.27 PMby AllyR

    This is so beautiful with your skin color, and the head wrap really finishes it!

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    Jan 12, 2011, 05.15 PMby Jali Sews

    I remember seeing this on your blog before and I love it now as I did the first time. Its beautiful use of the fabric. I think the colour and print are very pretty.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 04.45 PMby nellyvdb

    Wow, another successful project by you! I love everything you have made so far, and I must have an african gene, cause african prints are my very favourite. This dress is absolutely beautiful.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 04.38 PMby Lora Martinez

    You look absolutely fabulous in this outit, I looove it. I have a great love for African print fabrics, I also make outfits using these wonderful prints.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 04.33 PMby mamamodista

    Love it.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 04.31 PMby apfelbluete

    I love African fabrics and I love 60’s style. I think your version of the dress gorgeous! P.S. The dress is # 124 05/2007

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    Jan 12, 2011, 01.52 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Good to add this, Cidell, even belatedly. The selvedge hem is brilliant and a great way to save time.

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