This weekend I decided it was high time I had a ‘summer date’ dress. You know the dress. The kind you put on to listen to concerts in the park or you wear to a night time BBQ. Not that I actually *do* any of those things. But, should the opportunity arise, I want to be dressed for it. #120 from the July 2007 BWOF fit the bill.
It’s unusual for me to show the typical BWOF cleavage.
Now, mom, before you suggest I pin it close, I actually kind of like it. Looking at these photos, it is a little much. And I’m showing you the more modest angles. I even checked with my gays across the street (Randy+Dan = Dandy) and they said I needed to close it up a bit. While I’m not wearing it to work, I need to do some tacking or add a modesty panel.
I mixed two prints from Ghana for this dress. This interesting one with the Asian style lions is the bodice and the bottom is a temple style column. I skipped the skirt lining on this because slips don’t bother me and I didn’t have a dark batiste at home. I also added about 10 inches to the length to make it a maxi dress.
I think the fabric was $5 a yard. As far as I know, GTP isn’t exported to the US. But, some African nationals buy it and re-sell in the US.