I picked up this gigantic garment from a garage sale for a dollar, chosen purely for it's fabulous ethnic print. I didn't know what it was till I got it home, realising it was the biggest wrap skirt I have ever seen in my life, made by Razona, in Pakistan..
So big, I could have worn as a dress, wrapping its waist tie's around the back of my neck.
But really, would I ever wear a dress like that? No. A simple length alter, and I have a skirt I can wear. I love it, particularly the waist straps which tie into a big bow around the back
But what am I to do with all that spare fabric? So beautiful, and so much of it
Roughly using this pattern, purchased from Savers for $1, I developed a top. I say I used this pattern roughly, because really, it is for a vintage maternity dress!
I used the top shapes of the pattern, but improvised the rest of the top. The pattern does not quite match at the front, but I did the best I could with the remaining material I had..
What is it about ethnic print in fashion which makes it so appealing? Perhaps it is those wonderful abstract patterns which bring a touch of worldliness and mystery of far away places that we'd all like to explore.