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the 50s meet Africa

I used a beautifull heavy cotton fabric brought from Africa last summer by a friend.
It was easy to sew and didn’t need any lining.
I used butterick b5032 retro pattern but chenged the skirt into a simple gathered one. I also lowered the neck line a bit.
have been wearing it almost every day since I made it last week.
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  • laglov May 30, 2012, 3:58 pm

    I love, love this dress! You did such a beautiful job of creating new patterns with your pattern matching in the gathers. You like like you could be enjoying a gin and tonic at some expatriate club in 60’s Africa.

  • Harriet Bazley May 30, 2012, 5:56 pm

    An interesting (and attractive!) effect with all those vertical lines in the pattern….

  • ShanniLoves... May 31, 2012, 8:15 am

    I love it!!

  • Heather Lou May 31, 2012, 8:40 am

    I AM WORKING ON THE SAME THING!! I got a beautiful African wax print I sewed up using a vintage Butterick pattern – I lined the skirt with poly organza (Gertie recently suggested this for extra poofiness). I am just in the process of finishing it and posting it. From what I can tell, this looks awesome! But your photos are a little small so I can’t see the details ๐Ÿ™

  • Le N'aiguillon May 31, 2012, 1:47 pm

    Hey, I’m working on wax myself, for me and my girl, on the very same kind of pattern! Funny!
    Your dress comfort me in my choice, the fabric looks ideal for such a pattern!
    Beautiful work!

  • Katherine June 1, 2012, 11:18 am

    I would never think of pairing this fabric with this dress but it looks great! Glad to have you onboard ๐Ÿ˜€

  • missAntonietta June 6, 2012, 1:29 am

    thank you!
    next time I’ll try to post better pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

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