This dress started out as they usually do with a particular fabric in mind. The bodice is a lovely embroidered remnant with chikankari work of my old kurta and I had just enough to make the top part. So N and I went some fabric hunting and got 1 metre for the skirt, and then some more. The green striped fabric is a gift from my mother. And this way eventually one dress turned into two!
The pattern for both is exactly the same. And given that it’s my third dress in the last year from the same pattern, I think I can put it down as one of my all time favourites.
My only slight annoyance comes from the fact that I cut a size 120 cms, when I knew that really I should have stuck to one size smaller and just extended the bodice and the skirt. The pattern runs wide as is common with Japanese patterns. And despite me going a size up and extending the length of the skirt by a good 1.5″ it is still on the shorter side if you ask me, and the waist is very wide.
N however seems to not mind. For the very hot weather it’s a non fussy simple dress and I suppose it is nice not to have fabric sticking to you anywhere.
Plus the fact that we could use different fabrics for the bodice and the skirt makes this one a current favourite. N is all for very colourful dresses right now. Her favourite is the green one at the moment. I am tending towards the blue….But all in all they are really good usable everyday frocks for summer!
And now, I have saved my favourite part for the last.
I was so happy to finally be able to use these button that Marta sent me almost two years ago! It’s taken me two years to find the dress to go with but I am glad to have found a match. N is particularly pleased to have them on her dress too, since they come from (what she terms as) my “blog friend” and she is fascinated by the idea. Thank you Marta! I think that is one of the nicest parts of sharing here is that I get to meet like minded people who love sewing and making as much as I do, and somehow in this virtual space magically a connection happens!
Have a good Sunday.