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Brown n Orange Ankara Dress

Added Dec 3, 2009

by tatuswelle

City, United States






Boat (?) neck dress made from African Wax Print Fabric.
Yet another dress with no pattern. Just imagined it in my head and cut!
Sleeves are folded up and then held with the strip and button….not sure what that’s called.

It took me a couple of hours to make it and I wore it the very next day! : )

P.S: STILL staying away from the zipper!
“Courage TatusWelle….Courage……the zipper is your friend”

Material Notes

African Wax Print Fabric (Local African Store)
Yellow Plastic Buttons (Walmart)




Garment Type

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    Jun 6, 2018, 09.27 AMby Burchard

    The color combination of this dress looks fascinating. I will definitely buy this dress so you can try this out, my wife. She loves to wear dresses that exude bright colors and this dress is the perfect example of that. I will gift her this.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 01.06 PMby bola

    Lol yes the zipper is your friend!! but still, a very lovely dress and great fabric too!bx

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    Dec 7, 2009, 06.42 PMby tatuswelle

    Thanks for all the lovely comments. Now am encouraged to tackle the zipper; must include one in my next project : )

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    Dec 5, 2009, 10.46 AMby joongwonfashion

    the fabric is amazing

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    Dec 3, 2009, 11.47 AMby Lee Avant

    Beautiful! And where do you live that you find these great African fabrics?

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    Dec 3, 2009, 11.14 AMby zozowahine

    Really nice! Looks great on you. When it comes to zips, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that basting or tacking it in before you machine it ends up with a higher success rate and less unpicking! Good luck

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    Dec 3, 2009, 08.23 AMby bridlin

    I really like the fabic!!! And the dress looks great on you! Just give the zipper a try its not that hard!

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      Dec 7, 2009, 06.46 PMby tatuswelle

      Thanks Bridlin!

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    Dec 3, 2009, 06.48 AMby sewella

    Good job! Lovely fabric! You made me laugh with the ‘courage mantra’!

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      Dec 7, 2009, 06.41 PMby tatuswelle

      LOL. Thanks. I have to psych myself up about the zipper : )

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    Dec 3, 2009, 05.43 AMby Ana B

    Very pretty. Love the fabric.

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