An Out of Africa dress if every there was one.
So why not make a version for Jungle January?
I’m sure this fabric was a Spotlight special and as has good two-way stretch makes it sit quiet nicely so I can lounge around sipping ice tea in the 40C heat we’ve been having. Very tropical indeed.
The other nice thing about this dress was it took 3 hours to make from making the initial paper adjustments to finishing off the sleeves. Meryl would have had her servants whip this up for her over lunch for high tea, I’m sure.
And the nice part for moi, is I can make this dress up for between seasons as a top with 3/4 sleeves or try the dress with 3/4 sleeves.
Roll shoulder adjustment – 1.5 cm added to the back shoulder line and the same amount removed from the front shoulder line.
Shortened the hem at the hip adjustment line by 8cm – I’m short.
Removed 2 cm tuck at the neckline so it doesn’t gape open.
I’ll make the tie pieces slimmer next time.
Verdict: Two thumbs up
|from Marina Sleep’s blog|
Thank you for your comments throughout Jungle January. There are a couple more pieces up my sleeve.
The Tour Down Under post was to give you something different to read about while I’m on this jungle safari. Jungle prints really are just everywhere.
Last week I realised how much I enjoyed helping other ‘sewers’ out in real life as well as online. Both ladies aren’t part of a sewing group and they’re both talented sewers but they just needed a hand or someone to bounce off their ideas off. HTH.
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Here’s a Burda wrap dress to try.