Sew Colette 2.0.: Thai Hazel



Soo... here's my first entry for the Sew Colette 2.0. Sewalong!
My Hazel dress was made in a very special fabric. It was given to me by my boyfriend's father, who used to work for an oil company and travelled the world during the 70's and the 80's. He recently opened some storage boxes full of treasures from his travels and he was kind enough to give me some beautiful pieces of fabric he bought in Thailand over 30 years ago as a present. (Yes, pieceS plural, I have more of these gorgeous prints!)
EDIT: The fabric is actually from either Vietnam or Indonesia... Oops! (FAIL)
I was quite intimidated by this fabric, as I always am when fabrics are expensive or have sentimental value attached to them. What if I was going to mess up something that came from the other side of the world and was older than me???


Anyway, this fabric was too beautiful to stay hidden in my stash. The Hazel dress was the first pattern I associated with this fabric, I have no idea why, but once an idea gets stuck in my mind, it rarely goes away.

I'm very satisfied with the result, it's an easy, colourful dress, perfect for summer.
The "V" detail at the bust is not too noticeable, but I'm fine with that, the print is too busy to notice any detail anyway. Since the fabric had a beautiful border print, I used it for the hem.
The only modification I did was my usual lapped zipper (at this point I could avoid writing it, since I ALWAYS do it).