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The 'Yes We CAnda!'

Added Feb 20, 2009

by amibambini

London, United K...






Sorry (with my fingers crossed behind my back!) for the super-corniness of the creation name. I was sent this amazing Obama and Africa emblazoned fabric from Nairobi as a gift from two of my favouritest people in the whole world, and it was begging to be turned into a good-times Summer dress. Sigh.. Summer, where for art thou Summer? I modified the Anda pattern by using MALdrich’s brilliant how-to, and adding some elastic into the shoulder to make it less swampifying of my puny shoulders.

Material Notes

Lovely Kenyan Obama/Africa printed cotton (FYI; just found out that ‘Hongera’ means ‘excellent’), stripy bias-binding, red satin ribbon to tie up at back.





Burdastyle of course, MALdrich’s how-to.

Stef and Cait in Nairobi! x

Cecilia for taking the photos. x

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    Feb 12, 2011, 10.04 PMby helenbeee

    Hi Im trying to find the Maldrich howto to alter the Anda pattern the way you ave with a crossover and I dont know where to find it on Burdastyle. Where did you find the howto? I went to Maldrich page and she says shes uploaded it but there is no links to location and I dont know where to look. If you could help that would be great thanks!!! By the way I love that Obama dress methinks it might end up in a Museum one day :)

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    Feb 8, 2010, 04.33 PMby ink

    I found this dress again! Just told a bunch of friends about this dress and they are dying to see it --I will have to try to print a shot of it! LOVE YOUR DRESSES!!!!!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 07.48 AMby anna agyekum

    i spotted this print when i was in ghana….and i never got chance to get any even more gutted than i was before now i have seen it on you!

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    Sep 18, 2009, 12.55 PMby sandrasews

    Quite possibly the best thing I have ever seen on this site! I love it!

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    Jun 11, 2009, 12.43 AMby mosquito69

    this is so great!! ich will try to make one in a similar way, with this alteration (i have a similar pattern in burda magazine), greetings from germany

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    May 27, 2009, 01.14 PMby tatuswelle

    Very Cool. Printing pics on wax is pretty popular in Africa especially in West Africa. They do it for funerals, birthdays, etc and the entire family makes their clothes for the event from the fabric. Its an awesome sight to behold : )

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    May 26, 2009, 06.33 PMby amarie

    Hold on to this one. Pass it on to children and children’s children. I can see it years and years down the road. Antique roadshow, memorabilia. Tell your children practice the gasp! Oh my god! This silly old thing is worth what?

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    Feb 27, 2009, 12.41 PMby cathysews

    fab fab fab!

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    Feb 22, 2009, 12.52 PMby reneebeth

    I’m in love with this dress! I can’t really think of anything else to say but that :)

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    Feb 22, 2009, 08.19 AMby camilaustral

    you look great! and it fits very well too

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    Feb 21, 2009, 07.28 AMby sweet-saboo

    absolutely adorable! love the name too!

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    Feb 20, 2009, 10.41 PMby emilykate

    Love it on so many levels :o)

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    Feb 20, 2009, 06.05 PMby elainemay

    no way!!!! obama print fabric?? that’s the coolest thing ever. great job with the dress- it looks fantastic on you :)

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    Feb 20, 2009, 03.52 PMby polychromatin

    Very funny and nice :)

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    Feb 20, 2009, 12.14 PMby hooley

    What a fabulous dress – I love everything about it! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun wearing it!

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