Samba on the playlist: check, sunshine: check, caipirinhas: check. New outfit: check. Let’s Party!
A fitted sheath, Y angled dart and shaped triangle waist-panel dress.
Feather prints, couldn’t it be more carnaval inspired, right? I didn’t pattern match as the scale of the print would require a lot more fabric that I had.
The name of this pattern is in homage of my hometown: Brasilia. The dress is very structural like the vision of Oscar Niemeyer’s for it’s architecture, 1960 was the inauguration year which is so fitting for my inspiration image.
The whole process of taking the idea to pattern took me a long time. I read a lot of professional pattern making books and muslin a few versions but wasn’t confident to release to the use of others without some professional opinion. So the idea was parked for 6 months. When I had the opportunity to have some more private pattern drafting classes this dress project was brought back to life. I really enjoy being part of the wider sewing community and by making my personal pattern available was a way of giving it back all the advice and love.
The pattern is free (yay) but only available at one size (mine). Don’t worry, there are loads of information around the web that can help you grade and sew yours. Just check out the amazing inspiration from fellow sewist that whipped their own versions.