Afghan Nomad Dress Inspiration

Looking back through the Folkwear photo files, I found a few Afghan Nomad Dresses that I wanted to share.  We are not doing a "fabric suggestion" post for this pattern because it has so many colors and combinations that could be possible!  So, I thought I would share what other people have made.  There are a few comments on construction/fabric when available.


This dress is in the Folkwear collection.  It is probably over 20 years old, made with cotton prints, and voile/lawn.  Quilting cottons are probably here too. 

Dress made by Folkwear co-founder, Alexandra Jacopetti Hart. Made from velvet and cottons, with embroidery, handwork, beading, and fringeSecond image was from when the dress exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design's Counter-Couture exhibit.


This dress was made by a customer - she did used one of the embroidery patterns included in the pattern on the bodice.


Another beautiful version with trim and embroidery!


A simple and lovely version from a Folkwear customer. 


Another Folkwear customer with a great combination of fabrics.


This customer did a beautiful job with different fabrics, even in the skirt panels.  And she gathered the sleeves into cuffs at the wrists.


Erin, of Tuesday Stitches, made this amazing dress, and blogged about it here.  She used quite a bit of fabric from her stash and some up-cylced fabric. 


My own version - made shorter and with embroidered ribbon and organic cotton crocheted lace (from Botanica Tinctoria) on the bodice.  


This amazing customer made her wedding dress from this pattern, adding crocheted lace to sleeves and bodice (also see first photo).  So special!


And, another from the Folkwear collection.  This one is made with some silk scraps for trim, and cottons.  


This is a pattern to use your imagination and creativity to create something that is beautiful and is YOU!   Have fun!