The Green Surge Baba Yaga Dress

Baba Yaga dress by Ivy Arch
In a week when membership of the UK's Green Party overtook that of the Lib Dems and UKIP in what Twitter called #GreenSurge, I was pleased to wear a new green Baba Yaga dress (hot off my sewing machine) to our first Meet and Make crafting get-together of 2015.

#GreenSurge Baba Yaga made up of leftover fabrics

The dress is green both in colour and because it recycles fabrics left over from previous sewing projects. Scarlett et Marguerite's Baba Yaga design lends itself well to stashbusting!

Baba Yaga dress cuffs, border and back details

The main dress is cut from Soft Cactus Lasting Leaves cotton (seen earlier in this Poppy Tunic); the cuffs are pieces of vintage Paco Rabanne printed cotton (which I made a dress from a decade or so ago, and more recently used scraps to make monster toys); and the small centre front panel is a tiny piece of Lille Skip Forest Blue (left over from making this dress). It's trimmed with three different types of braid from my overflowing tin of ribbons.

Baba Yaga dress trimmings

As with my first Baba Yaga, this dress is a joy to wear and I look forward to dreaming up new fabric combinations for future Baba Yagas.