It has taken some time here in Michigan for the weather to stay consistently warm. But now that it is, I have the opportunity to wear this new African print dress that I purchased. It is a dress that I had custom made for myself while traveling.
This dress was made for me while visiting Capetown, South Africa, earlier this year. I stumbled across a brother and sister duo while I was shopping at some street markets and local shops in the city. They stopped me to show me some of their fabrics. They not only sold beautiful African prints but also sewed custom made clothing. The duo convinced me that they could make me whatever I wanted.
As I selected the fabric that I wanted to create my custom African print dress from, I knew I wanted a more subtle but vibrant print. I wanted something to serve as a reminder of my first visit to the country. The material used in the dress is so light-weight, which is perfect to wear during this time of the year on hot summer days. I like that I can wear this dress off the shoulders and that the sleeves have some added volume to them. The duo also made sure to create a matching dress tie to bring in the waistline, plus a matching head wrap (not pictured). I'm so happy with this custom African print dress. I feel like it's an item that I can wear and cherish for a long time.
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