Ndebele Print maxidress

I love using African print but this one hit home, literally. I am a Ndebele speaking girl, born and raised. The Ndebele people are found in Southern Africa, namely South Africa and Zimbabwe and are a very colorful people. We are known for our beautiful beading which I am usually seen wearing with solid clothing…

Menswear inspired

Ok!  So maybe inspired is not completely accurate.  The shirt is made from a men’s pattern, so from the men’s side of the store.  So I wanted a dress shirt but most of the ones in the female section seem to have frills and extras that make it feminine or extra feminine and I thought…

Men’s dashiki dress shirt

  So I always get asked if I make any men’s clothes.  I finally decided to try one and it was pattern hacked version of the Mimi G style Simplicity pattern 8427.  I hacked it by elongating the bottom half of the shirt, straightening it and giving it side slits.  It was an ode to…