This dress is dedicated to my “big sister” Adriana I always wished for when I was young – I am so glad to have found her later in my life – XO
She is best in saving clothes! Indeed she collects clothes nobody else would keep patiently waiting until their time will come and help them to come into their own – strictly genius! She still kept clothes of her mother made by hand at least 40-50 years ago. And now she can wear them expressing the vintage and retro style in a way nobody else is able to. Or she buys fashion gowns during sale periods – mostly the ones nobody else recognizes at all – changes them a little bit and wears them in an incredible chic and up to date version – simply great!
In order to this I would like to present you my “formally known as curtain dress” by being the most spectacular rescue of “clothes” (or fabrics in this case…)
Short time ago I have been inspired by a dress of Marni Giovanna Battaglia wore in 2010 (!) (Please have a look on my according pinterest board as well). Instantly I fell in love with this naive and cute look! I searched for a suiting fabric but couldn’t find the right one at all. Suddenly I remembered these curtains I bought on ebay when I decorated my “seventies window” in my shop several years ago thinking that this could be a very weird and fancy fabric to sew this dress of it…!?! indeed the fabric of the original one by Marni reminded me a bit to such seventies fabrics – couldn’t almost wait to start sewing… (….the curtains on the left and right…)
I decided to take the pattern of my making me dancing dress though I was not really confident with the pattern when having used it last time. The original one ideally is without sleeves and I never succeeded to change the pattern in a correct way by adding sleeves. Anyhow, I took it for this dress once more (was again quite frustrated and threw it away directly afterwards). If I should ever plan to sew such a dress again I would rather prefer to grab the “pattern” directly from the sewed version.