This dress is a Straight Grain collaboration with Ann Tang-Se and Annemie Simons. I love how the various options make it so you essentially have two very different dresses -- well, actually more if you start playing with the different collar and sleeve options. The dress started out as a classic qipao dress, and from there you can make a drop waist dress with a darling bow. Being a fan of bows and ribbons, of course I had to go for that option.
Isn't that bow the best? I used to have a blouse with a bow like this that was one of my favorites. Of course my blouse was not made from this super cool Cotton and Steel Jubilee fabric that I ordered from Miss Matatabi, my favorite Japan-based online shop. She doesn't have any more of the blue in stock, but she has the pink HERE and the yellow HERE.
As you can see above, the selvedge is peeking out from the inside hem of the skirt based on the way I cut the fabric. I kind of like how that worked out.
I opted for the cap sleeves, in the hope that spring is not that far away.
This "Jubilee" fabric is so aptly named with the beautiful gold confetti flecks, and my daughter and I had a fun time during the shoot. In fact we were laughing so much that I got distracted and forgot to take pictures of the back. This was the only one in focus that I had:
Thank you so much, An, for having me on this tour! You can get your copy of the Laure Dress HERE.
Be sure to check out the other stops along the way. There is so much inspiration from these fabulous bloggers!