Typically, wax prints are sold in 6 or 12 yard lengths. These long lengths allow people to sew entire outfits from the same fabric. In West Africa for example, these outfits are quite elaborate and need that much fabric.
If you do want to make something that needs quite a bit of fabric but you want to mix it up a little bit, we have a new section in the store that will allow you to do just that. We now have the Mix It Up category. In this area, you will find our curated selection of fabrics that we think will work well together.
Sometimes you want to combine prints and a great way to to this by using one colour palette but with different fabric designs. We have also paired fabrics with patterns that are of different scales. A large pattern with a small pattern.
You will be able to buy the pair of fabrics in small or larger amounts depending on how much you need for your sewing project.
Ideas for mixing and matching; imagine you have a colour theme for a set of cushions. You can stick with your colour palette and mix prints for a more varied set of cushions. Another example would be a dress with a flared skirt. The bodice of the dress could be in one fabric, and the skirt in the other. The possibilities are great!
The Ghanaian designer Kiki Clothing does this beautifully and here are some of their dresses for inspiration. Have a great weekend.