Before undertaking the task of making the sleeveless tent dress of which the pattern is from Cotton friend summer edition 2010 vol.35 p.33, I was apprehensive that I would not be able to carry the dress off well. It's a very loose design which could really pass off as maternity wear and with wide gaping armholes. The reasons I decided to go ahead was I thought my precious batik would be suitable for the pattern and I want to make a loose dress to wear over my yoga wear. Something that I could easily wear over my sports tank top and provide coverage when I slip on, right before class, the tight pants which I refuse to be seen in outside the gym room.
Brian commented that my completed summer tent dress evoked an island feel. Bring on the coconut trees, sea breeze and fine sandy beaches. yes, bring me to Bali please.
I wore my new dress (the only pattern change I made: patch pockets in front instead of at the sides) out for a trip to the mall this Good Friday morning, layering it over a camisole and matching it with a brown belt. I also brought along a brown bolero which wasn't really necessary. It was hot! I treated myself to a batik print wooden bangle later on at the mall, just to spiff the look. Fun!