|Modified Roller Skate Maxi dress (Plan B)|
To created draped maxi skirt, I need to separate top part and skirt part and cut the skirt on bias. Along the way, I may lost my conscious somehow and attached only the body lining with the skirt part while the bodice was unattached!!!
-Lengthen the bodice part with eyelet lace
-The elastic band was attached only to the bodice lining
-Adding the crochet collar instead of placket
-Pop the dress up with yellow accent
Then I got the Maxi dress which seem like the bodice separate from the dress. It's far away from my first version of Roller Skate pattern Flip. I was impressed that one pattern can make total different looks! And you will even more amazed to see how others mom flip this pattern to their own way here.
Do you like the fabrics of this dress? I made the dress from Thai traditional handwoven plaid called "Pa-kao-ma.
|Handwoven plaid cloths, Pha-kao-ma (source: 1, 2, 3, 4)|
Pha-kao-ma is a basic stable piece in Thai's household. It is a multipurpose garment. Used as a towel, sarong, sash, carrying, wrapping and etc. in Thai culture from at least 900 years.
|Traditional ways to use Pha kao ma in Thai culture (Source : 1, 2)|
I love the variety of Pha-kao-ma's color. I bought them every time that I've got a chance when travel to upcountry. Normally it will come in rectangle shape, with the coordinated strips at both end of the piece. Nowadays we may find both manufacturer and handwoven Pha-kao-ma but I prefer the latter. Anyway the handwoven piece is FRAY TERRIBLY!
Now to celebrated the first month of my first blog. I would like to send this Thai traditional fabric as a giveaway for anyone who might interested. If you'd like to have an experience with this handwoven Pha-kao-ma, please leave the comment to tell me how to manage such a super fray fabric without a serger. I will randomly select one suggestion at end of July and send her Pha-kao-ma to try on. (Call me Pha-kao-ma ambassador! :)
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