I made this dress back in August, but never had a chance to photograph it until now. I am not sure why, because I love the dress, and I’ve worn this numerous times already! I wore it on its own during the summer, which worked out great because the material is light weight cotton, and now I wear it with uniqulo heat-tech turtle neck (it’s supposed to retain your own body heat, thus keeping you warm..not sure if it is working), tights and booties.
When I came up with the design, I tried to think of the best way to place the panel print. I usually go for a design that is cinched at the waist (like this one), but for this dress, I made it one-panel and and slightly A-lined so you can see the cool city scape print. I named it “Kawasaki city dress” since the print makes me think of Kawasaki city, which is located in Kanagawa. They have many factories there, and the print looks like a futuristic version of Kawasaki city. I added the little ribbon with snap buttons at shoulders so it will prevent the bra straps from slipping off. I bought this for 100 yen at Okadaya. Outfit details: Dress – made by me (skirt version for sale here), Bag – thrifted for 500 yen, Watch – Michael Kors, Booties – Rag and Bone (seriously the best heeled booties I’ve ever worn).
I added the white side panels. I thought it would be an interesting contrast, but also to save the fabric! I only bought 1 and a half meter of it. I wish I bought some more, because when I checked the store today, I could not find the same one anymore. The white fabric is T/C poplin, left over fabric from making these Bermuda shorts.
柄が夜の川崎工場街を思い起こさせるので、Kawasaki City Dressと命名してみました★