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jane pants (vlisco fabric + lisette patterns)

Added Jun 14, 2013

by cathytxtwfr

Ouidah, Benin






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!

The full story is here: http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/2013/06/14/jane-pants-vlisco-java-lisette-2245-portfolio-pants-lisette-1879-souvenir-blouse/


Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Jun 20, 2013, 05.19 PMby sala22

    The pants are just awesome! I just love the fabrics you use – I think I’m addicted to your blog!

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    Jun 14, 2013, 02.26 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous outfit, love the fabric your blog is fabulous. i’d love to be there in that fabric place. love everything about this x

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      Jun 15, 2013, 03.30 PMby cathytxtwfr

      :) thank you! come to benin anytime!

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      Jun 15, 2013, 04.00 PMby Mary Athey

      that would be fabulous. one day maybe, who knows x

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