One Mudprint – Four Ways

I’ve been hoarding this lo-va-lee cut of green, black, and white mudprint in my stash for quite a while.  It’s a medium weight woven that amazingly was already embellished with genuine cowrie shells!  I know I must have bought it at LEAST five years ago at Jo-Ann Fabrics, whose buyers obviously believe that there’s no market for ethnic prints because as of late they haven’t carried ANY (sorry, that’s a sore spot).  I just couldn’t decide what to make, knowing I couldn’t get my hands on any more.  Pathetic.

I finally grew tired of taking it out, admiring it, touching it, measuring it, and putting back, so here’s what came out of it: A strapless dress (the blouse is from my closet), overbust corset, waist corset, and iPad sleeve (if you’re a techie like me).

Don’t you just LOVE progress? LOL


♥ Yea Love!

A lo-va-lee lady from London (yes, the UK!) found me on Etsy and asked me to create some coordinating items for her upcoming nuptials.  She selected an African kente and mudprint cotton fabric (one of my faves, but so hard to come by! I should have bought two bolts!) for a ladies corset belt, baby slippers and a girls corset top.

Well, I think they turned out wonderfully!  (Now might be a good time to start begging for wedding pics! Lol)  I don’t have much time anymore for custom items, but I just couldn’t say no and I’m so glad I didn’t!

Yea love!