This particular fabric had been sitting in my closet since early last year, because I really couldn't figure out what to do with it. The fabric was a gift from my mom, and quite frankly I wouldn't have picked it for myself.
I finally found this dress design somewhere in the internet and thought that it might work for the fabric. So I took the fabric and the design to my usual dressmaker. At first I was doubting if it's possible, because the fabric is a bit short, but after some discussion he said that he can do it.
And here's the end result. I wore this at the welcome dinner during the usual bilateral meeting in Penang, Malaysia. I had to wear a bandeau top underneath because it was showing too much cleavage for such event ;). Hehehe, I don't know why the dressmaker decided to cut it so low on the chest... maybe he simlply ran out of fabric :D.
Btw, the lady in the picture is Madam Hasidah from the Malaysian delegation. She's such a sweet lady, and I think she was wearing Baju Kurung made from Malaysian batik. I mentioned quite some time ago how Malaysian batik in general uses brighter colors and more abstract design, quite interesting actually :).