Sunday, 7 May 2017

African Wax Print Brigitte Dress

My Dad was in South Africa last September and I asked if he would bring me back a length of Wax Print cotton in blues/purples. He went a bit mad (helped by his cousin and my Mum's cousin!) and bought this bundle.

It took me until March to get round to making something with it. I wanted to make Emery style dress but decided that would be too dressy, I have 2 dresses like that in the wardrobe, one has been worn once and one not worn at all... So, I went for a Brigitte Dress by Simple Sew. It was a free download with a Love Sewing Mag which I had forgotten about. I figured it was a nice plain style to show off the crazy fabric.

I made it in the size my bust measurement matched with (16?) which I should stop doing as I ended up taking it in to about the size 12. It is supposed to be loose but this was more like a tent with very wide shoulders... 
This is  not a style I would usually go for and I was a bit concerned it would look like a tent on me (especially after the first try on) but it looks ok. I wore it on Easter Sunday and again today so has been worn 100% more than my Emery style dresses, I think I might make another one!