Recently, my husband and I went to Maldives for our first anniversary. It had been my dream to go to Maldives for a vacation! It is such a gorgeous place! I’ve always wanted to stay in those water villas and go to white sandy beaches with clear waters. Maldives is nothing short of paradise on earth and I insist that each and everyone of you MUST go there atleast once in your lifetime!
Now, Maldives = Beach = Beach Dress. I couldn’t go to Maldives without a self made new beach dress. It felt like a betrayal of everything I knew about sewing. So, a week before my trip, I decided to make atleast one new item of clothing for the trip.
I had found this lovely floral print pink cloth from one of the local fabric stores. They had a small left over scrap of this beautiful print and I decided to buy it for Indian Rupees 50 only. It was a steal! I hadn’t thought of what to make out of this at the time. While I was rummaging through my stock of cloth material to figure out what dress I wanted to make, I found this and it looked perfect for a beach dress I could wear over my swimsuit.
I wanted something with strings in my dress. After wrapping this cloth around me in lots of different ways, I finally decided to go ahead with this design. It was actually quite easy to make. It took me 1.5 days to finish it. Most of the time was spent hemming the bottom because of the curved design. The sach was made by joining the leftover cloth.
See below for pictorial guide on how to cut the fabric for this design.
I wore it on my wedding anniversary day during my dream vacation and my dress gelled right into the lovely natural views! This has to be one of my best works till now and holds a special place in my heart. I have received a number of positive responses from friends and family for this dress. I most definitely look forward to wearing it again on my next beach holiday!
Thank you for reading! Inspired enough to make your own?? Feel free to comment below in case you have any queries regarding how to make this dress or have any comments.