There are so many amazing clothes I see many sewists create using African wax prints. I bought a few pieces when I visited the LA fabric district a few years ago. Since then I’ve dabbled on a few projects to see how I can incorporate these prints into clothes for my size and shape. I did buy one piece in NY during the same visit.
This time I’ve used this fabric for the latest pants pattern by Pauline Alice patterns.
I’ve worn this top quite a bit because it’s so striking.
The pattern requires lots of big buttons and again I’ve used buttons from my stash.
That’s the beauty of Pauline’s designs. She understands what works for her size and that’s fairly similar to what works for me too. Everyone’s pattern base is different and that’s something I’ve very thankful for.
While I thought this outfit would be very loud, I love how it’s cohesive and doesn’t quite swallow me.
The fun part about this pattern is that when my waist increases or decreases, I’ll simply resew the buttons to fit.
Technically, I’ve done a sway back adjustment and lowered the centre back seam so that it follows my curves. I’ve also lowered the centre front seam because that works for me.
PS: I only need to undo 3 buttons on these trouser when I dress myself.
I have pattern tested for Pauline Alice patterns from time to time and I’ve enjoyed her designs and the effort she puts into her instructions.
You have to see what Pauline has just launched on her Instagram and website.
Cheers for now.