African Print Culottes

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hi Everyone, 

So the lovely Adaku from African Print Fabric company; Dovetailed sent me some gorgeous fabric to use for my next project. And I was so excited to make something with it when she sent me this amazing print. 
I've been wanting to make a pair of culottes for ages, and this fabric gave me the excuse to. I've used the Holly jumpsuit pattern by By Hand London and hacked it to make a cropped, pleated version. Luckily Elisalex from By Hand London did a blog post on how to do it, so it was a great guide for changing the original trouser pattern. 

I'm obsessed with the bright colours and intricate design on this fabric. I really do think this fabric suits this pattern hack perfectly. Boxy pleats were so easy to do, even though I washed the fabric to make it softer, it still holds it's structure really well. 

I'm really pleased with how these have turned out. I have done a complete 'sewalong' on my Youtube channel which you can watch HERE. I really hope you like what I made and if you want to try sewing some items with gorgeous African prints, then you can shop on the Dovetailed Etsy shop and get 10% off with code WELCOME10. 

Comment below if you now want to have a go with African fabric and expand the colour and patterns in your handmade wardrobe.

Happy Handmade!

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