On this particular trip to Accra, I purchased this Woodin fabric because I liked the firm texture, arty print and “set fire to the rain” shade of red (yes, I like Adele).
On this particular trip to Tejuosho market, I purchased this faux leather fabric because I liked how it felt both soft and durable at the same time. The ‘board-room’ bargaining that followed the declared like of said fabric and preceded the exchange of money for said fabric is a story for another day, but I was very pleased with myself *Donald Trump smirk*. 😀
So, I sewed a one-piece shift dress using a pattern that is simply a vertical extension of my tried and tested self-drafted bodice pattern, I added some ease to the side seams and left out the waist darts for extra wearing ease.
Because of the busy-ness of the print, I opted to use the black faux leather for the sleeves to achieve some contrast. I attached a 24-inch zip at the back of the dress, I find that the longer the zip, the easier it is to step into the dress which sometimes saves me the hassle of slipping the dress over my head and messing up my hair or make-up. It’s an easy-peasy outfit which was really simple to sew.
I saw ‘Yoruba Romance’ at Terra Kulture this afternoon; a rib-cracking, thigh-thumping delight. I truly enjoy the “realness” of theatre productions and sometimes wonder if the actors in a live performance improvise if they forget their lines.
I also wonder how loud the collective gasps would be if a female actor fell flat on her face on the stage (or off it) while tottering on sky high heels.
Do you wonder too? 🙂