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For a slice of African glamour

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd November 2007 03:00 AM

Tie & dye fabrics are a versatile, cheap and very often untapped resource that can replenish and revive our wardrobes if used cleverly.

Tie & dye fabrics are a versatile, cheap and very often untapped resource that can replenish and revive our wardrobes if used cleverly.

By Suubi Njuki
Tie & dye fabrics are a versatile, cheap and very often untapped resource that can replenish and revive our wardrobes if used cleverly.

A tie & dye garment can be worn with something that has been in our wardrobe forever and give it new life, new life the African way.

Eight different tie & dye options are explored for you to find something that will work for you and give an African revival to your wardrobe. Here is the third.

The outfit:
This outfit offers a slice of African glamour. It is suitable for weddings dinners and other such smart evening functions.

Tip:
The bustier cut of this outfit is perfect for ladies with a small bust. Fuller figured ladies can get their seamstress to sew an in-built bra for them or to opt for tiny shoulder straps.

Fabric requirements:
Soft and fluid fabrics are ideal for this outfit for example chiffon, georgette, silk and satin but sticking with the African theme, linen is perfect.

The tie & dye pattern should be only on the ends of the fabric to achieve the illustrated look and the colours of the dye should be suitable for evening wear.

2-2 ½ metres of double width fabric is needed for the dress. It is not cut on the bias grain. (The taller and fuller the figure, the more the fabric required)

For a slice of African glamour

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