Sunday, 11 March 2012

Shaheen Crane Dress - A Tiki Summer!

I have blogged before about the King of Hawaii, Alfred Shaheen here.  I made this dress last year which was inspired by his designs.  It was not made using his prints though or origional Hawiian fabric.  It had a funky twist on the tiki and pin up theme. Photo by Samantha Gallagher Photography


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.

From Burlesque Shoes
Legal Tender Vintage
Fashion Addict
Bakelite, own collection featured in this blog post
Sophisticated Lady on Etsy

3 comments:

  1. These pictures makes me dream of summer...Please come soon!!! :) xo

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