Patchwork Silk Tea-Party Dress
Summer dress in unique combination of pink and plum fabric patches; cotton, silk and taffeta with top in pink silk. Sleeves from fine bundle-dyed silk sample. Colours chosen to coordinate with the front focal point in hand painted silk over batik background.
Pink silk top from a blouse was the starting inspiration; bias cut across the weave grain, so stretches across bust size 34 -38 inch. I extended cut away armholes with brown print taken from another dress (see Making). Sleeves were an added afterthought.
Front silk painted panel is rather bright green in places, so needs some applique from the other prints sewn in the corners. (to be done) Sash also to attach. Taffeta changes from purple to plum in light, when I preferred purple.