I have just realised that February is coming very soon and that means that the Sevillan Party I will be attending as well. And I don’t have a dress! Or a pattern for that matter!
But the crisis is avoided: I have the fabric.
This week-end, while searching the internet for inspiration, I found Claudia’s blog Entre cirios y volantes and I went crazy looking at all the amazing pictures she posted. Her blog is dedicated to the Flamenco world and particularly about fashion shows, advices, inspiration, makeup and traditions.
I sure found what I was looking for!
I thought I would show you my favourite looks and then explain how I am going to make the dress.
Voy a enseñaros mis estilos favoritos y luego explicar como voy a hacer el traje.
|2.Cañavate, coleción What Lola wants, Simof 2011|
|1.Cañavate, coleción What Lola wants, Simof 2011|
|4.Cañavate, coleción What Lola wants, Simof 2011|
|3.Cañavate, coleción What Lola wants, Simof 2011|
|6.Claudia, Entre cirios y volantes|
|5.Claudia, Entre cirios y volantes|
|8.Flamenka, Simof 2012|
|7.Carmen Latorre, coleción « Entre naranjos, Simof 2012|
As I said on the fabric post, the main fabric will be the blue one. I think it will look better with my fair skin.
I will base the bodice and skirt-just-above-the-knee on the Butterick 6582 pattern I have used to make my last dress, the burgundy velvet one as the fit was spot on. I just have to make some alterations to account for above-the-elbow sleeves. There wille be two ruffles on the sleeves, the top one in blue and the bottom one in white.
The skirt/underskirt will be white and there will be three ruffles attached to it (the first one in blue, the other two in white). I just hope I have enough fabric: 3 meters in 1,5m width in each colour (what the girl in the shop recommended).
Here is a diagram to see all the different pieces (my bodice will be different, this one is with princess seams instead of darts):
Now I have to find time during the week-ends to accomplish this challenge and I have until the end of February. I want to document the pattern-making and sewing process so I will be able to share my progress with you. And if you have any knowledge or questions on Flamenco dresses, please let me know.
Thanks and Olé!