The Ethiopian Dress (For the Sewing Aficionados…) Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Belle of the Ball and her escort.

The Belle of the Ball and her escort.

As you will recall from a previous post, I was measured for a traditional Ethiopian dress by a tailor one evening, and he had it ready for me to wear 5 days later.  By popular request from my sewing friends, here are some more photos to show you the details!

The full outfit:  habesha kemis (dress) and netela (shawl)

The full outfit: habesha kemis (dress) and netela (shawl)

2. Dress

Embroidered Ethiopian crosses down the front of the dress.

3. Upper body

The upper body, showing details of the embroidery.

4. Ethiopian Cross on Skirt

Large embroidered Ethiopian cross down the front of the skirt.

5. Hem

The hem, showing details of the embroidery.

6. Inside view to show stabilizer for hand embroidery and gold lining

Inside view of the dress, showing the stabilizer used for the embroidery and the gold metallic inner lining of the dress.

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