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Dashiki Fix

Added Jul 9, 2009

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I’ve had this dashiki in my closet for years I got it at a Vintage shop in Florida and it had a sad, worn piece of binding at the neckline. I’ve wanted to replace it and add a center slit, so I used the sleeve placket facing How-to for this mend job.

Material Notes

Vintage Dashiki (cotton), bias tape




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic

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    Feb 6, 2010, 05.29 PMby bigmouthwithbigdreams

    this is beautiful and too coincidental! i’m 14 and a few summers ago i went down to visit a bunch of great-aunts, second cousins, second aunts that type of family in orlando. one of my great aunts is into every kind of art you can imagine. she dyes fabrics, makes clay figures, paints, just everything. she had a vintage one of these that she got in a foreign country i believe and gave it to me. i actually wore it just yesterday. i also need to fix mine. it’s ripping at the underarms and on the side seems. but it looks amazing!

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      Feb 6, 2010, 05.33 PMby wzrdreams

      That is so crazy! I was probably 16 when I bought this in Floral City at “Chez Funk” … a vintage/junk shop/coffee house. Oh the 90’s. And Florida has the BEST thrift stores.

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      Feb 6, 2010, 05.37 PMby bigmouthwithbigdreams

      yeah i’m sure it does! sadly i havent seen any of them. but you have definitely encouraged me to beg my mom to go to some next time i’m there hahaha thank you!

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    Jul 9, 2009, 06.12 AMby nehmah

    I haven’t seen anything this lovely since the sixties. The colors held so well! I saw where the neckline was frayed-looking. You did a nice job with the replacement. I hope you enjoy this as much as the original owner did. Nehmah

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