As I mentioned in my previous post – Burberry Prorsum inspired by Sophie Kingo – African print is again on trend this spring summer.
Over the past two years I’ve made lots of dresses using West African print fabric – both for me and two little girls, and have also made oyster card holders (for sale), a foot pouffe, birds and cushions out of my leftovers. I just love the bright colours and bold patterns of West African print fabric and like to link into the heritage of my (relatively new) husband and extended family. I just don’t seem to be able to stop buying fabric from a great little Ghanaian fabric shop in Brixton market to make myself more new dresses – but I’m ending up with quite a lot now.
A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to two colleagues – Fancy and Lauren – about some of the things I’ve been making and they planted in me the thought of making more dresses for little girls. To sell. And what better than in African print, for fashion conscious mothers (and fathers) and on-trend little girls?!
So I stepped to it and last weekend started making three little dresses – one each for a one-, two- and three-year-old. All are 100% cotton with matching fabric covered buttons and entirely hand made by me.
And here they are. Ok, granted, one of them isn’t in African print fabric, but two are. And more are in production, so if you have a 4-, 5- or 6-year-old and want to get your hands on one then do come back soon.
These three dresses are all for sale at the introductory price of £18 each plus postage.
To buy one for that special little girl in your life, drop me an email. I can also make dresses to order. Please get in touch to discuss options and price.