Choosing a fabric. I've chosen a light weight fabric I picked up at a clothing/craft swap. The fabric reminds me of something found in African or Indonnesia. The colours are rich yet not bright, there is an undertone that makes the orange, yellow and indigo less intense than they could be. I've decided to make the ruffle a little longer than the pattern is. The stripes make it easy to align and count.
Laying out the Pattern. Following the stripes. Because the pattern is made up of 90 degree angles, it is easy to cut by following the lines of the stripes.
Marking the notches. Cutting 0.5cm deep and not any deeper.
Marking, with chalk and pins, the places to sew the button holes. Here, I'm doing all three.
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