When I saw this print fabric, I immediately thought of a 1940’s style dress. It may be the color scheme of the print that put me in a WWII mood. The print is really lovely; it is a floral print on top of a floral brocade. I just love fabrics with a lot going on. The trim fabric is silk taffeta. It started out as the gold color, and I dyed parts of it Midnight Blue using Procion dyes. I folded it and dipped part of the folded fabric into the dye to get the effect.
The pattern I used came from Burdastyle 8/2012. I chose the pattern because I like the sleeve and the insets at the waist. I made some fairly substantial changes to it, including adding the placket, flaring the skirt, and adding a lining.
Perhaps wear it for the upcoming US holiday. Can I wear short sleeves at Thanksgiving? I think I’ll give it a go.