Another dress complete. And I love this one. Regulars to my website, or those who find themselves often in my company, will recognise the print from this shift dress I made late last year. The strip at the bottom is printed kente – the cloth of kings from the Asante people of Ghana – and helps make it feel even more Ghanaian than the others.
When I started making the African print dresses for girls a couple of weeks ago, I decided I’d make six – ages one to six – and did all the cutting in one go (the cutting’s the slow and boring part of the dress making process, so it’s nice to get it out of the way in one fell swoop).
Before completing the age six dress I had sold the smallest to one of the husband‘s colleagues. And then, having shared the pictures and link to my blog around work, I had sold the age six dress before even completing it.
And here are a few photos of the dress the lucky six-year-old Rose will be swanning around South London in in the not too distant future. Once I get a dress completed for her 10 year old sister, that is. If I’ve learnt anything from my parents and other parents I spend time around, it’s that what you do for one you do for the other. And who could possibly give one daughter a lovely Sophie Kingo African print dress without giving one to the other?!
So, with that alongside five dresses for 3-6month olds I have been asked to make, I’ve a busy couple of weeks coming up.