For those of you who follow me on Instagram, this post is way past due and I apologize for the suspense, I swear it was not intentional. I am currently working towards a new template and I was waiting to launch it prior to posting these photos but the new template seems to be taking longer than I expected so...here.
Getting custom made clothing is usually a regular occurrence for most African women since we have occasions where wearing an African fabric is pretty much required. This dress steamed from one of such occasions, I drafted the design and let my very talented seamstress do the rest and as you can see, gone are the days of dowdy looking custom made dresses.
In case you were feeling undecided about trying custom made clothing, there are certain tips to follow. For example, finding the right tailor for you is maybe the most important. You want to make sure they understand your vision and add their input. You do not want someone who will make you whatever you tell them to, because sometimes our vision does not take into regard things like fabric type, grain placement, draping and so on. Sometimes, we also might want something that would not necessarily look the best on our body type. But with the right person, they know how to emphasize your best qualities and disguise your not so best qualities. And I found that person, so getting custom made dresses is always a pleasure for me.