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Dominican Republic #POPFunHouse

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

During the weekend of May 31 - June 2, the Ministry of Tourism hosted a Puerto Plata-themed travel experience in the Chelsea Market. This free exhibit consisted of 10 themed rooms promoting the small beach town on the north end of the Dominican Republic.

I sewed Maggy London's Butterick pattern #B6054 - a classic pleated wrap dress. The dress features a long wrap-around tie that comes through a slit on the side of the dress, a self binding along the neckline, and the front of the skirt has several pleats right next to the waistline, to create a beautiful drape on the top overlay of the skirt. The dress was very flattering and comfortable. I did add a snap to the center front to ensure that the dress would stay closed. 

I originally wore this dress during Valentines Day 2019 and fell in love with the fit and fabric. More details about the use of Spoonflower can be found at my Valentines Day post here.

After visiting the Fun House exhibit I was fortunate enough to return back to Puerto Plata where I was able to recreate some of the photos from the event. The 'teleferico' cable cars were displayed in a setting of green forestry; I was able to take the real cable car from the base of the mountain to the top where we explored the National Park of Isabel de Torres. The park included a botanical garden, cave, and a miniature version of the Brazilian statue of Jesus.

Another room of the exhibit created the illusion of sitting on top of two buildings, which can be found in the town square of Puerto Plata. Unfortunately I was unable to sit on top of the real buildings. Scroll down to see photos from the exhibit and the real town of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.


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