I recently came across some reprints of Alfred Shaheen's original print designs for sale by one of my US suppliers. I instantly fell in love with them, they have a distinctive original vintage feel.
I decided to purchase the cranes fabric for now. I plan on making a similar style dress like i made before, with a wrap skirt and tight boned bodice. I might experiment with the waterfall wrap of the skirt and bodice straps and neckline.
This isn't the first time i've used crane fabric. I made this dress last year using the now discontinued Alexander Henry dancing cranes print. Photo my my talented girls, Flashes and Lashes.
I am looking forward to the Alfred Shaheen fabric arriving and seeing it in the flesh. I ordered it from the states last week and can take about two weeks for my fabric to be delivered, i cant wait! I have already planned my accessories for the dress.
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