DIY AFRICAN PRINT MIDI SKIRT

Midi skirt, pleats, African fashion, Ankara skirt, DIY, African prints, burgundy

Midi skirt, pleats, African fashion, Ankara skirt, DIY, African prints, burgundy

Crop top, Burgundy, turtles neck, crop top, Smokey eye

Midi skirt, pleats, African fashion, Ankara skirt, DIY, African prints, burgundy
Photography by Beniboba 

Hey Beautiful people, how are we all doing.
It feels like ages since I've been on here but If you follow me on Instagram @Princessaudu then you would know that I took a little vacation to Obudu Cattle Ranch, one of the top tourist destinations in Cross River State and Nigeria. And I had a great time, I took tones of pictures and can't wait to post them.

Moving on, if you recall from my Taking Stock post for the month of August, I mentioned that I was learning how to sew. I signed up for a beginners class offered through NYSC and now, I can make basic skirts, dresses and tops (ticked off my learning a new skill resolution). We all know what's going on in our economy, hence learning how to make your own clothes is a great way to kill it on a budget as mentioned in a broke Chic's guide to stay fashionable on a budget.

 Now, this African print skirt took me about three hours to complete. It's super easy and now I wonder how in the past I actually paid tailors to make this for me. Oh well, I guess ignorance is a weakness.  Anyways when styling the Ankara skater skirt, I opted for my burgundy turtle neck top (featured here and here) and some basic court shoes since the print of the skirt is so vibrant. 

Can't wait to show you guys more of my DIY items. How would you style this skirt?

See you next time!
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29 comments:

  1. Love this. I'd probably style it with a white button-down shirt to make it more work friedndly. Can't wait to see your pictures from Obudu!

    http://www.diveintomauve.com/2016/07/print-fever.html

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    1. I like that idea girl.I'm going to try it and I can't wait to post the pictures

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    1. Thanks dear, and yes you need to take sewing lessons. Its a life saver.

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  3. the skirt looks beautifel
    nd i love your makeup!!

    http://www.ann-u.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks girl, its been a while, how are you doing?

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  4. I cannot believe you made this! Learning to sew is also one of my top things to do! It would make having a good closet so much easier. Your hair and make up are just giving me life!!!!!!!!!

    http://anicheberry.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/start-seeing-yourself-way-you-want-to.html

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    1. Thanks girl credits to the makeup artist and its nice to see someone appreciating the whole natural relaxed hair look. I recommend sewing lessons for everyone and yeah you can simply build your closet without spending a ton of cash

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  5. I love your style and... smile !! <3 :)

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  6. I am a huge fan of all things ankara and I am glad to say your style inspires. Just love how you style your midi skirts. Love this look.x

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  7. You did a great job on the skirt and I might place an order for mine to be sewn next
    The print is gorgeous and it goes with alot of colours too. As for the economy not playing ball with us, we have to find means and ways of doing things for ourselves provided they do make a good financial investment :-)
    www.sindisosdiary.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks girl, will definitely let you know when I'm taking orders but for now I'm just perfecting my skills.

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  8. Can't believe you made the skirt in three hours. It's perfect and also looks like something bought (Professionally done). Seems you learn fast. Love how you styled it btw.

    xx
    http://www.thestylefanatic.com/

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    1. Guess you could say I'm a fast learner, though it's not perfect but thank you

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  9. Really cute girl. I need to learn to sew myself

    Tosinolaniyi.com

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  10. lOVELY SKIRT :))) yOU LOOK GREAT!

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is gorgeous, I love the skirt, I should probably have joined you guys in learning how to sew🙊🙊
    Great Post dear.

    www.portableisthenewhot.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes girl you definitely should have joined Simi and me.

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  12. Was that skirt tye first thing you saw? Looks pretty. I did fashion in high school but i never took it seriously. I am starting to think I should have.

    http://deffinatlyshaz.co.zw

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    1. Skirt tye? I don't understand girl. And yeah sewing is a must.

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  13. Oh my, you look amazing in this outfit!! The pattern on the skirt is perfect. x

    www.miraaksoy.com

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  14. I love it!!!

    Federica Di Nardo
    http://federicadinardo.com

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  15. Nice job with the skirt. Lovely!
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  16. Very Very Nice
    You have learned so fast and you did a Great Job.
    Perhaps this will become your side hustle.

    www.tukesquest.com

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  17. My kind of look..I love ankara
    You look absolutely stunning dear..xx

    www.lindasworldofstyle.com

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  18. That skirt is so cute on you !! Well done !


    http://www.afrogenik.com

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  19. owo!!!!
    Grate job.Thank you so much for your wonderful post.You have great collection of African fabrics.You looks so cute.i like African fabrics very much.
    African Print
    Dashiki Print
    African Lace
    Guipure Lace
    African George

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