Black Chiffon, silk and Wax-prints

Some of these dresses appeared in a previous post, in various states of completion. I am playing between the seasons, trying out different styles and moods, preparing for an upcoming sale. 

This dress really has no season, weighs about 5 ounces, and goes just about anywhere 

 Black silk chiffon /lycra with caviar beaded collar and ribbon belt.  covered snap front closure

Black silk chiffon /lycra with caviar beaded collar and ribbon belt.  covered snap front closure

Regal, playful, vibrant  -  I am sure that all the images on this fabric have meanings- there are coiled snakes, calla-lilies and birds, as well as an elaborate monogram.  I was attracted to this fabric by it's complexity and let the patterns of the fabric guide my design process.

 African Wax print cotton , halter-neck, floor length, size 4-6

African Wax print cotton , halter-neck, floor length, size 4-6

This fabric has a beautiful hand. The dress is lined in rayon bemberg.  It's a great holiday dress.

 Silver silk/wool blend.  with pockets and tie belt. Lace necklace is separate from the dress.

Silver silk/wool blend.  with pockets and tie belt. Lace necklace is separate from the dress.

A soft petal-pink very easy top and very stretchy and easy skirt-  this is a romantic look with a flattering silhouette.

    silk charmeuse top with silk flowers and chiffon band- poly plissé skirt   

 

silk charmeuse top with silk flowers and chiffon band- poly plissé skirt