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A truly ethnic look

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th October 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. 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.

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.

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 second:

The outfit
For a truly ethnic look a sleeveless tie & dye tunic coat with a fabric sash is teamed with blue trousers/jeans. This outfit can be worn for a family day out and such relaxed social functions but with the right accessories it can do for an evening out on the town. For ladies with toned upper arms it can be worn with a sleeveless blouse.

Tip
This tunic is a very versatile wardrobe accessory. It is very flattering for ladies with a defined waistline. (The hourglass figure)

Fabric requirements
This tunic can be made out of cotton or linen. The weight/thickness of the fabric depends on when you intend to wear it. (Evening outfits generally require a thicker fabric weight or lining) The tie & dye pattern can be linear or abstract.

2-2 ½ metres of double width fabric is needed for the tunic (The taller and fuller the figure, the more the fabric required)
½ -1metre of linen or chiffon is needed for the sash as illustrated.

A truly ethnic look

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