The Cool Girl African Wax Print Handmade Patchwork One Shoulder Dress With Pockets and Belt Greens Blues Purple 100% Cotton Prints
Materials: African print, African wax print, cotton, patchwork, ankara
This stunning maxi dress is made from genuine, 100% cotton Handmade patchworked African Wax print. This dress is made custom to fit you so please send your bust and waist measurement upon ordering as well as the desired length. Dress zips on the side. Patchwork is handmade from an assortment of fabrics I stock and they change frequently so please expect some variation in your piece concerning the actual mused prints but also expect the same vibrancy and beauty as each piece will never be exactly like the one before it. Every patchwork piece in my shop was made for a customer so what you see is what you can expect in quality and color.
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SIZING: Most pieces are made custom to your personal measurements. This ensures a reliable fit across the bust and waist as well as allowing for customized lengths. Each garment will be made with built in ease for comfort. Generally, for dresses I will provide an additional 1 inch in the waist and 2 inches in the bust. I will add an additional 2 inches in the waist and 3 inches in the bust for jackets and coats. Skirt waistbands will have an additional half inch. For example, if your measurements are 36 inch bust and 30 inch waist, the finished garment will be 38-39 inches in the bust and 30.5-32 inches in the waist depending on the garment. If you would like additional ease, or room, in the garment, just let me know. Providing correct body measurements is essential to the success of your garment. Taking the measurement in the correct spot is also essential to the fit so please read measurements required carefully and reach out if you have questions. Below is the list of body measurements needed for each garment. (If your garment is sleeveless, you can disregard arm measurements) Feel free to provide any additional details.
Bust-measure around the fullest part of your bust, over the breasts. Please include typical bra size, if applicable, for cross reference
Waist-measure around the smallest part of the waist or three inches above the belly button. Most garments are high-waisted
Overall height-your total measurement in feet and inches. ie: 5’4”
Hips-measure around the fullest part of your hips and rear. This is about 9-11 inches below the high waist line, depending on your height
Arm length-measure from the shoulder, where a typical shoulder seam would be to the wrist
Arm circumference-measure around your upper arm, around the bicep. I will generally add 2-3 inches to the arm measurement for comfort.
Length-length from waist to hem or if you provided your height, you can specify ankle length, knee length, floor length, etc.
CARE: There is lots of info on the internet about washing African printed textiles but my favorite method is to hand wash in cold water and dry on no heat and finish drying by lying flat to dry. Finish the garment with a hot iron on the steam setting. Many of the textiles can have a firm feel to them. This firmness will soften over time and will disappear when washing. Because I like my prints to be on the sturdy side, I tend to spot clean for as long as possible and only wash when necessary. I have machine washed my garments in cold with no issue but hand washing is the method I tend to recommend.
PATCHWORK PIECES: Every piece in my shop is something that I have made for a customer and also used to model a style. You are not ordering the piece in the photo; you are ordering the style made in the patchwork example shown. This means that each piece is 100% unique. The patchwork is handmade by me daily and is always receiving new prints while older prints phase out forever. The patchwork shown is an example and while I cannot say it will be exact to the photo, I am always keeping my patchwork fresh, interesting, and compelling. The garment you receive will be just as colorful, vibrant, and stunning but the prints are changing daily. The multi-color patchwork is the most variable but will always include bright, beautiful prints in reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purple, and a smattering of neutrals. The gradient patchwork or single color theme are also variable over time but expect to enjoy the same color effects and same intensity of colors. My handmade African print patchwork is my baby, it’s my LOVE and my pride and I am always endeavoring to make each piece the most eye dazzling, blazing, gorgeous, lush garment under the sun. That all being said, if you are married to the photo, you will likely be disappointed because I will never be able to replicate the exact patterns and arrangement. I personally think, whatever I am working on, is prettier than the picture anyway, in my opinion. I am happy to show current patchwork layouts so if you have a question or want to see the colors, just let me know. The same is true for some of the belts featured; while I try to use the same belts and linings, many of those prints have left earth so I will substitute something similar. If you have any concerns, feel free to ask to see some sample colors.
And I think that’s about it…thank you so much for looking and reading!
Dec 22-Jan 6
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3,878 reviews5 out of 5 stars
I received my dress and was blown away with how much more beautiful the dress is in person. It is beautiful in photos but gorgeous in person. The tailoring and construction of the dress is of high quality. The fit of the dress is perfect and I can not wait to show it off when I wear it to my future event.
I LOVE MY GORGEOUS DRESS! This is one of three dresses I ordered from Valarie’s shop. Incredibly well made, and fits to perfection. Valerie is sooooo easy to communicate with. I asked for a head wrap because I always cover my head, and she included it. Valerie is amazing and so is her shop.😁🌷Beyond Highly recommended.
I was the Belle of the Ball in this dress. the bar was set high for a "creative black tie" gala and I more than naked it. the seller's measuring instructions are impeccable, as are her skills as a seamstress.
Dress Is exquisite, colors pop, design is beautiful and over all just pure perfection. I am a repeat customer because I am always completely satisfied. I continue to be amazed at Valerie’s attention to detail and pristine craftsmanship. She is an amazing seamstress who puts love and pride into each and every garment. Thanks Valerie‼️❤️
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