Monday, 11 April 2016

Strappy Summer Top

Summer Dress in Pastels

A summer dress with a difference:
Can be worn for a semi formal affair or a beach party, this pastel coloured summer dress is modern yet comfortable. A drop waist, cap sleeve and uneven hemline make it a trendy and contemporary dress. 
The dress needed 2.5m of cloth having a width of 44".
8" wide boat neck, sleeves going only half the way to form cap sleeves; both finished with facing. 
The skirt is cut in bias so that an umbrella shape is achieved. In the process a very smart uneven look came to the hem.

 Summer dress - front


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Paisley print Cotton Summer Top

A cotton top to beat summer heat: Nothing like a sleeveless, soft cotton, paisley print top to feel cool and comfortable in. Add to it a roomy and wide neck to let in the breeze. The top part is a yoke, both front and back, and I took double layer for the front yoke to hold the form better.
After the yoke, for the balance of the top, the fabric is taken on bias, because I wanted a flared look. Finished the neck and armhole opening in the same material.
The top used approxi. 1.5 m. of material.