Thursday, 22 August 2013

Ugandan Fabric Top on Holiday!

I should have put a post up when I'd finished this...  Big mirrors in this hotel room so here's the top all made up and in use.  

The fabric came from a trip I made to Uganda in 1999 and was bought in a  market town in N.W. Uganda called Arua.  Buying it was quite an experience as every stall holder hustled to sell us something.  Then carrying it home on bicycle taxi (ladies sit side saddle pillion) was rather a white knuckle ride.

Just wish I'd bought more bits of fabric at the time, for it wasn't expensive, and the colours and patterns were amazing!  This top was made using a Prima magazine pattern, but I made it several inches longer so it could be worn as a dress in its own right.


  1. It's very pretty. Have a great holiday!

    1. Thanks! It was very hot that day - 30'C - so I was glad of the cool fabric and floaty design! Back home now and Autumn seems to be here!


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