Friday Fun- Owanbe by Simi

Because it is the start of the weekend. Some music and of course colourful fashion to ease the senses into the weekend mood.

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This fun yet versatile Butterfly print is our fabric of the week. It is produced in Nigeria on 100% cotton and features an abstract butterfly print, available in three colourways. The main colour of all three versions is navy blue but each has a slightly different background and highlight colour.

All are available to purchase by the yard by clicking on the images below.

I have made a simple tunic dress from the version with the cream background and it has turned out quite nicely. Easy to wear as a dress in the summer and great for layering with leggings or jeans in the colder weather!

What sewing ideas do you have for an abstract butterfly print?

 

Butterfly Print Ankara

Butterfly Print Ankara

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Teal and Orange Ankara

There are some of our favourite fabric designs which come in different colourways. The Crevettes print is one of them.

When I first came across the Teal and Orange version of this fabric design, I thought the abstract design resembled swimming sea creatures of some description. I was amused and not too surprised when I found out that the design is sometimes referred to as ‘Crevettes’ which is shrimp in french!

Each colour combination looks so different just with the change of colour. I think my favourite versions are the Brown and Green and the very unique Teal and Orange which just pops. What is your favourite?

Look What They Made- Astrid

From our ‘Look What They Made!’ gallery, the lovely Astrid made her version into a gorgeous maxi skirt. Be sure to send in your creations so we can share your creativity. You also get a special discount code when you. Win-win!

All versions are available to purchase by the yard by clicking on the images below.

Have a great weekend.

Burnt orange and purple African wax print

Yellow and Blue Ankara

Teal and Orange Ankara

Green and Brown Ankara

Pink Ankara

 

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I often hear people comment on how much they love the bold colours and patterns of African prints and textiles, yet are unsure just what to do with them and how to wear them. Well here is one approach that I quite like. One whereby all rules are thrown out of the window. The Print on Print look!

With this approach you simply mix and match different prints. Whether it be florals on geometric, or lines overs abstract motifs. The idea is more is more! I think this also applies to any prints not just African prints.

From Stella Jean to crafters on Etsy, checkout our inspiration gallery where the print on print look has been executed beautifully.

 

Ofoe Amegavie Studio of Colours

Studio of Colours by Ofoe Amegavie

Duro Olowu Ready To Wear 2015

Duro Olowu Ready To Wear 2015

Sosomeshop- Print on Print

Sosomeshop

DFL- Laptop Bag

DFL- Laptop Bag

Stella Jean- Print on Print

Stella Jean- 2012

Afrotechicolour therapy by Ray Clarke

Afrotechicolour therapy by Ray Clarke

We also have a growing Pinterest board with out favourite print on print looks. Do you have any to share? Do let us know.

 

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