This is a top made to embrace the 1960's Mondrian style in honour of the iconic Mondrian dress by Yves Saint Laurent.A Jaycotts.co.uk How do I do that post
Skills shown in this post are
- All in one facings
- Invisible zip
I love the colour block dress from the Great British Sewing Bee book From Stitch to style, but before I invested in the fabrics I wanted to try out the top first in fabric left over from other projects. This top is based on the MONDRIAN dress created by Yves Saint laurent in 1965. Made to be worn as a cocktail dress the Mondrian was made from heavy silk crepe so that it hung straight in the body. It quickly became the most iconic dress of the 1960s
This top was made in Art Gallery Fabric , this particular fabric is a very high end cotton print. You can use any cotton fabric so long as you get a good contrast with the black bands. All the fabrics need to be the same weight.
If you do fancy indulging yourself and buying some Art Gallery fabric Minerva Fabrics sell it, Art Gallery fabrics .these are print fabrics but are gorgeous.
There are other linen, cotton ,and linen blends available too Cotton and cotton blend dress fabrics
And if you want to go back to the traditional colours there are lots of plain cotton's too, these are. Cotton Lawn fabric
The quality and price of all of these is excellent
The original Mondrian was made from panels of blue, white and acid yellow interspaced with black. My modern interpretation is in a light coloured print fabric with black bands added to form the iconic design.
The top is amazing don't you think and can be made fairly quickly.
This tutorial shows you how to do an all in one facing.