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Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric: 25 vibrant projects for handmade clothes and accessories (Paperback)
All the techniques, step-by-step instructions, and patterns you need to make 25 African wax print garments and accessories.
INCLUDES FULL SIZE PATTERNS FOR US DRESS SIZES 4 TO 22
African wax prints are colorful designs created by dyeing cotton fabric using wax-resist techniques, and then overprinting. The result is a fabric that is bright, colorful, and super-easy to use. Adaku Parker has developed 25 step-by-step projects to make a wide range of stylish pieces with this fabric. There are instant wardrobe classics like a shirt dress, A-line skirts, and culottes, as well as wonderful accessories such as tote bags, a zip purse, and a headband. The basic techniques you will need are all explained, so you’ll feel confident with essentials like attaching waistbands, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes, and adding linings. There are projects suitable for all skill levels so all you need is some gorgeous African wax print fabric and a sewing machine, and you’ll be on your way to updating your wardrobe with unique pieces that will help you stand out from the crowd.
About the Author
Adaku Parker founded Dovetailed London in 2017 after taking evening classes in clothes making, tailoring, African fashion, and pattern cutting during her maternity leave from working as an attorney. Her business imports beautiful African wax print fabrics and she creates sewing patterns that showcase the prints at their best. Adaku is based in London, UK and can be found at www.dovetailed.co.uk and on Instagram @dovetailedlondon