To me it was obvious that I would choose my adopted home of Thailand as the country of influence, so to speak. I also knew that I wanted to incorporate a couple of elements that seem very "Thai contemporary" (for want of a better description) to me and I absolutely knew that it had to be local mudmee (ikat) fabric.
So this is what I came up with. (yes, I drafted it myself:)
|My Thai design|
The two main design elements were the tucks on the upper bodice and the both cut-on and sewn-on godets. You can see the tucks on the left upper bodice above. And here's a close up..
|Upper bodice tucks|
Did you notice my sewn-on godet?
And the cut-on godet side.
|Gorgeous wooden buttons|
And a (very crooked) back view where you can just make out the lines of both types of godet. And the fab use of the different 'stripes' of the fabric. Yes, I am mighty proud of that:)
I post full construction details in a post tomorrow. For now I'm off to have a well-deserved drink and bask in the glow of a project that turned out exactly the way I envisioned it....
And if you're of a mind to, you might like to pop on over to Project Sewn, check out the sew along entries and perhaps even vote for me.....