All the techniques, clear step-by-step artworks, and patterns you need to make 25 African wax print garments and accessories.
INCLUDES FULL SIZE PATTERS FOR US DRESS SIZES 4 TO 22 (UK DRESS SIZES 8 TO 26)
African wax prints, also known as Ankara and Dutch wax prints, are colorful cotton cloths with designs influenced by batik, an Indonesian method of dyeing cloth using wax-resist techniques. It is also super-easy to use and here Adaku Parker has developed 25 step-by-step projects to make a wide range of stylish pieces. There are instant wardrobe classics like a pinafore dress, A-line skirts, culottes, and even a coat, as well as wonderful accessories such as tote bags, a zip purse, a headband, and scrunchies (the latter a perfect solution for what to do with off-cuts). All the basic techniques you will need are also explained, so you’ll feel confident with essentials like attaching waistbands, making puff sleeves, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes, and adding linings. The projects are suitable for all skill levels—there are skirts that are made from only two pieces of fabric, the perfect first garment for beginners, as well as shift dresses with sleeves for you to fine-tune your sewing repertoire. So all you need is this book, 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.