I love reusing patterns to get different effects but the same fit. Given the success of my McCalls pattern on a top and a dress, I took the plunge and cut out a dress from a piece of ikat I bought in Indonesia 4 years ago.
It came from Pertenunan Berdikari in Singaraja, a small hand-loomed weaving factory that specialises in traditional designs and has supplied ikat to all Indonesian Presidents in the last 20 years.
At the factory you can watch the whole process from base thread dying,
through tying, pattern construction
I went to Hetty's Patch to find a contrasting plain cotton, and tried the version of the pattern with a V yoke and hem border.
on my birthday.
I now have plans to make up the silk pieces with further variations on this pattern.