This week our fabric of the week is the Chocolate Rose Ankara fabric. Made in Nigeria by a local textile mill (NICHEM), it features a simple floral motif against a green backdrop.
Here’s what we made with it!
You can get a range of unique Ankara (African wax print) and Adire (hand-dyed, handmade tie dye) fabric shipped right to your door!
The Oxford dictionary definition of a peplum is ‘A short gathered or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s jacket, dress, or blouse to create a hanging frill or flounce’.
It originates from the Greek word for tunic which is Peplos. The particular reference for the modern day take on the peplum though refers to an ‘overskirt’ that was worn over jackets.
Whatever the case, this modern addition to tops, dresses, skirts and jackets is flattering to all shapes and sizes.
The beauty and perhaps success of the peplum tops and dresses and so on is that the peplum shape accentuates the waist and gives the figure a more curvaceous, feminine look.
Well we have our own take in the form of the Ankara peplum top in a bold African wax print. Available in UK Size 8 to UK Size 16.
Available here: www.urbanknit.com/shop/ankara-print-peplum-topin Our Products
It is pretty clear I LOVE batik aka Adire aka tie dye fabric.
Soooooooo, I also realise you love it too and I have opened an ETSY store to provide you with some unique finds from across the African continent.
We will continually add new pieces as we get them.
So check out our current stash over on Urbanstax. There is currently Adire and Ankara in-store.
Let me know what you think!
We LOVE to experiment and here is the latest thing out of the lab. Crazy print patchwork in the recognisable Super snap style. What do you think of our Blue Patchwork Super snap clutch?