Congratulations to the winners! Their designs are pretty nice. If y’all get a chance, take a look at them on the IOU Project Facebook Page. I really like the convertible dress that becomes a handbag. Anyway, I can finally share my designs so here they are:
Now that y’all saw the process from my previous post, here are the final dresses! There’s 2 dresses, so be sure to scroll all the way down to see both. Both dresses have different ideas, but the concept is the same : The Go To Dress that is in your closet.
Dress Name: Sankar (Named after Mr. S Sankar, the handloom weaver who made the fabric)
Type of Dress: Convertible Daywear For Spring/Summer. Can be long or short, sash can be tied in different ways or as a hair sash.
Note: I tried to maximize as much fabric for this beautifully handmade fabric, so I made the pattern wide and as square as possible. The pleats were made to make shape at the neckline.
Sankar as a Short Dress
Close Up Details. Pleats and Bias Binding
Note: Bias tends to have fabric waste but I figured it was either bias or lining or facing to finish the edges. I still needed to have straps anyway.
Raw edges was also a thought but washing and wearing it will shorten the life of the dress. This should be a long lasting Go To dress.
Plain Back with Invisible Zipper
Note: The sash can be worn in many different ways.
Note: To make the skirt long, attach the skirt at the hem by snapping it on.
Sankar as a Maxi Dress
Note: The belt can be converted to a sash for the hair
Dress Name: Asha (Means hope in Sanskrit)
Type of Dress: Versatile Daywear For Work or Week End
Note: Asha is more of a fashion piece since I had plenty of fabric to make two dresses. I chose to make fabric covered buttons instead of another type of button so that the fabric scraps are put to good use.
Front View with Sash