Tailored Skirt

Hi guys,

The last week and a bit has been a bit random, confusing and emotional for people close to me and my family, and in turn I have felt the effects. I won’t divulge details, but readers please appreciate your life and loved ones, be certain of what you want and achieve those dreams. Time waits for no one……

My God Sister recently had her Igba Nkwu Ceremony – a traditional Nigerian wedding. I decided that this would be a perfect opportunity to get something made.

I haven’t worn African Fabric for years……not since I was 7/8 years old (*head hangs down in shame*). It’s mad, especially since I’m down Petticoat Lane Market (aka Liverpool Street Market) at least one Sunday a month with my mum shopping for African fabrics.

I decided to get a simple pencil skirt made; here is the finished product:

the fabric itself was quite cheap - £20 for about 6 yards; I was drawn by the
blue and purple, my fave colours!
Apart from this skirt, my mum used the fabric to make a traditional top and skirt

Top - H&M (old)
picture was taken when i had just arrived home - tired and hungry for
Chinese takeaway - I was looking at my food, hence the bad posture!

This is hopefully the start of a beautiful collection. I hope to get more garments made in the future and not just for special occasions.

If you want to check out African print with a modern twist, please check African Prints in Fashion (click here) further inspiration and beautiful designs.

I would also like to take opportunity to state that I don’t really appreciate the fashion industry’s referral to African Wear/Fabric as ‘tribal’ and a trend. I find that the use of the word tribal is quite condescending and African Wear should not be considered a trend – it was here before Solange, Gwen Stefani and the like started rocking it and it will be here after the fashion industry move on to some other so called trend #justsaying


  1. thanks for coming by dear:D

  2. great skirt gal !


  3. wow you havent worn african print in years? i had to repeat that! but i love the skirt on you and the fabric is lovely. you should definitely put some more in your closet :D *high five*

  4. Beautiful skirt. I hope everything gets better with you and those around you!

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  5. lovely print! xx


  6. i love the colors and the print

  7. that's so stunning!
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