Carla is a vintage-style sundress with a low-cut neckline. It's fitted at the bust with an empire waist.
But with a modern twist, the empire waist style and flattering bust are complemented by a knee-length pleated skirt in cute polka dots. This is an unique, cross-period dress that's flowing and comfortable while also looking great - plus it has pockets!
Carla is available in any of my polka dot fabrics - check them out in the gallery below, and make your fabric selection during checkout.
How to Order
1. Choose between a piece made to your size (check the size charts here), or in your exact measurements.
If you’d like a fully tailored experience, please add the option below to your order. I’ll email you separately to get your measurements and answer any questions you may have!
2. You can make your fabric selection during checkout. Click the middle image to read more about each piece - where it’s from and how it was made.
Who made it? Who designed it?
Everything at Syra Brownlock is made and designed by me - from the sketches to the pattern to the outfit in your hands.
Everything is made to order to ensure minimal waste, and is made according to your style and size.
I use only ethically-sourced fabrics, and even materials like buttons and zips. Everything is sustainable, fairly traded, handmade, spun or dyed, or environmentally-friendly. Along with your creation you'll also receive a card with details of everything that's gone into it, so you know your purchase supports your values.
I was inspired by Carla Fernandez and her modern interpretation of indigenous Mexican style. Her designs reflect the varied geography of Mexico, and the traditional designs preserve cultural knowledge.