Added Jun 14, 2013
A friend (Jane) sent buttons from Canada all the way to Benin.
What better thing thing to make than gold print pants with Vlisco fabric using Lisette patterns? And then a top made with secondhand sheets and leftover gold print fabric for a contrast?
Then a mutual friend (Frances) came to visit and I decided to debut my outfit at the three story Dantokpa fabric market in Cotonou.
This is what I love most about sewing: the weaving of my present life in Benin with my past friends either through visits or surprise buttons in the mail!
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
Member Project of the Week
Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
The latest pattern bundle features nine vintage reissues from the 50s and 60s.
Pick one of 5 patterns for a new kind of sew along
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