You have seen this dress before, made in eco printed silk. This time I made it slightly longer and a tiny bit more fitted. Because of the straps still no zip is needed, it slips easily over the head. It’s dyed with indigo in light blue colour and the pattern reminds me of marks a frost leaves on windows in winter.
I like to dye fabric first and then sew; in this way I can play with the pattern and use it to the advantage of the overall design. It can backfire sometimes too, when a resulting marks are all in wrong places ^_^.
This is one of my most favourite summer dress patterns. The deep darts at the front + darts and the centre seam at the back provide an easy fit and shape figure well yet do not constrain a wearer. The high square ‘neckline’ compensates for bare shoulders and makes the look not too revealing. I am planning on using the pattern again, but with the summer drawing to it’s close I will cover shoulders completely and later add sleeves too.
The next piece is the same raw silk fabric printed with leaves. It’s sleeveless, slightly fitted, with pattern at the front and the back. Both items are now available from my shop, with free worldwide shipping till August 20th, 3013.