I was very excited to get these two panels of Anna Sui print silk satin in a mystery bundle. So they have been waiting for the right pattern. The print is not symmetrical, and later I would find that the fabric twisted during the printing process and the print itself was not squared. It has been taken out and put away because of these challenges.
The colors were unusual, it is mostly a black ground with cream, and some stronger colors scattered in the print, the print itself I thought had a lovely 20's vibe, or Southwest vibe depending on what you were looking at. The lilac though had me wondering how I would use it, because it almost looks like a misprint, so it was eliminated entirely.
The skirt section was cut as a large rectangle to take advantage of the border print.
This left me short for the skirt overlay, so I used the excess fabric at the waist, and formed a pleat to match the cross over on the bodice, making it look like a mock wrap dress.
The length of the skirt left me with very little to make the bodice out of, so part of the border was pieced to the remaining fabric.
The top half of the dress is true to the pattern with no changes. Complete with facings and linings.
It's a cute little dress, weighs next to nothing, has an unusual bias sleeve "cuff", that is turned back on itself.
So onto the next project, until the seersucker gets here for the jacket I wanted to make.