African fabrics are very similar to Brazilian. They are bright, bold and made of natural materials. It’s a wonder that it took me that long to actually sew it. The curious thing about many african design prints is that what their names means.
Emily of the elephant fabric company
contacted me to know If I would try some of her fabric. I been toying of with the idea to sew waxed cotton since I shared a flat in London with the queen of african print: Vicki.
And the idea had grown stronger after inspecting Aj’s closet
during our #Fearlessfriday group shoot. It was just the little push I needed. I picked Askaki
, an orange, yellow and navy diamond shape.Did I mention the meaning of Askaki is “beautiful”? Very fitting I would say.
The pattern: Sew Over it Ultimate pencil skirt. A high-waisted pencil with a vent at the back.
Size: Straight size 10, no alterations. Feels comfortable and wearable. So much fun to wear a classic design in such a bold print!
The pattern was so easy and straight forward to complete that I didn’t took me very long. I didn’t read/follow the instructions besides the clever vent tip. Glad to learn something new!
I would say this project can also be categorised into my meat and potatoes+ fancy gravy: basic- not boring category, right?
* Disclaimer: Fabric and pattern were both gifted. All opinions remain my own.