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The Tia Dalma Dress

Four years ago in June, my eldest daughter was invited to a fancy dress party to celebrate the end of their time at Primary School. She chose to go as Tia Dalma from Pirates of the Caribbean (cool kid) and I found a piece of old cotton that I think I bought from a jumble sale long ago that for some reason I’d cut from what was originally a dress. We tied it up with string and it formed the petticoat of her costume. Now it has become one of the main pieces of my adult Tia Dalma dress which is now for sale on Etsy.

In addition to this old fabric, I used antique crochet lace here and there and mixed it up with recycled net and new fabrics to create

Rain as Tia Dalma 

this fabulous theatrical dress. This is the first dress of my pirate collection which I am frantically trying to make in time to celebrate the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, On Stranger Tides. Many more to follow.

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