Some call it 'Tartan print' but for me, this is a 'Maasai print' because it is widely associated with the 'Maasai' of East Africa. I used a 'Maasai shuka' to make this a ruffle skirt whose design was inspired by the popular Gingham ruffle skirts. I made this skirt a couple of months ago when I needed a 'Kenyan-inspired' outfit to attend the 'Sauti Sol' concert in Berlin (but it has since then lost some inches on the hemline). And in keeping with my 'Valentines Day' theme, I just had to include...
Am pretty late jumping on the 'Gingham' bandwagon as you can see, but better late than never right. I bought this dress earlier this summer off of Ebay but for some reason, never got to wear it. I honestly felt that I was showing too much with the sleeveless arms, short length & a slit too. So, I looked for a fabric with the similar print, added long sleeves to it, a ruffle detail & created an inverted 'envelope' on the slit.
'Women who support each other are confident, generous, visionaries'........Mariela Dabbah This is an exhibition & market founded by Cleopatra Hänsen which aims to bring together talented women who are also business owners to give them an opportunity to showcase their products. It takes place a couple of times in a year & I was able to attend the last one this year for the first time.
Is there an overdue date for Tulle skirts & princesses? Not really in my view, anyone and at any age can rock a Tutu & play a princess for a day whenever they want. I enjoyed making this Gingham skirt & twirled around in it all day long like a real-life princess should.
Finding a camel coat that was the perfect length that I wanted & which was affordable too turned out to be a major problem. So, I decided to make one myself which turned out quite cute especially when styled with this Gingham top that I made myself too. And now that the sunny & warmer side of Spring is taking it's sweet time to show up, I get a chance to rock my new coat now.