Happy New Year
or Sawadee Pee Mai as we say here. Yes, it really is new year or Songkran as we call it here. It is several days (depending on your stamina) of mayhem, madness and fun. It involves lots of water, and food and drink.
Besides the traditional water throwing there are usually lots of other social gatherings as many Thais who live in other places come home to celebrate. So I decided I wanted something a-little-bit-but-not-too-much Thai to wear.
I used V8805 (again) but with only one lower bodice piece. I also used some of my gorgeous mudmee (ikat) fabric, which is handwoven here in Lampang. You can buy some here.
Since I had made this pattern before, it came together really quickly and easily. Unfortunately this fabric frays when you look at it so I tried to be really careful and staystitched everything immediately. I also used french seams throughout.
|me made bias binding|
And made my own bias binding. Not an easy task in this fabric but well worth the effort, I think.
Not much more to say really. I wore it out on Friday night and it was everything I hoped it would be: cool and comfortable.