For the Love of African Prints

Wearing vibrant and colorful African prints is one way I love to celebrate my roots and culture. This simple gathered skirt was one of the first handmade items I made using African print. After almost two years, I am finally blogging about it.


I remember being excited about making this beautiful yet simple piece with the help of a video tutorial from Cheap but Chic. This project is definitely one of the pieces I made that motivated me to keep learning how to sew and I’m glad I did.


This skirt has no lining or even interfacing in the waistband. Those two things scared me to death when I started sewing so I didn’t even bother using them. It’s funny to think about it now. It’s interesting to look back and see how far i’ve come and how much better I am now at making my own clothes.


Hoping to eventually take this “hobby” to the next level and start making some money with it part-time. I’m talking to a few potential clients and partners and I’m definitely excited for the opportunities ahead.



The Ravel Out



4 thoughts on “For the Love of African Prints

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  1. Good for you! And great that you have something you made early in your sewing life and you still love and wear it. It’s super chic and stylish.


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