Hey sweeries.. 🙂
Last week Thursday was Heritage Day in South Africa. One of the best things about this is that it’s a public holiday so we managed to get a break from all the stress that school life brings. In addition, it was also a chance for us Africans to celebrate our heritage and culture. On Wednesday night, the Humanities Student Council in my school hosted a dinner where different African societies were encouraged to cook traditional dishes and enter a cook-off competition. Obviously EASOC entered the competition and I can confidently say that our food was the best even though we didn’t win because of a lot of *cough* bias *cough* .. It was such a nice experience to eat all the foods from back home that I am missing so much.. From mandazis, to chapati, to pilau, kachumbari, ndengu, our very special Kenyan tea, you name it…they had it all 🙂 I’d like to say a big thank you to our wonderful team who helped cure our homesickness even for just one evening.
We were also expected to dress in African attire and I couldn’t think of what to wear. I then found this left over fabric I had used to make some of my kanga pillows. If you’d like to check them out you can do so here. So anyway, since I didn’t have time to spend stitching up a top together, I easily came up with this DIY crop top that I’m sure any of you could come up with.
- The first step is to measure your chest area and cut up the fabric in a rectangle with the length of your chest area in mind, but adding a few more inches, like 5.
- I then just placed the fabric over my chest area and tied a very tight knot at the back. Make sure the knot is very tight and secure.
- You could also use safety pins to clip it onto your bra to make it more secure.
Sorry I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the back but this is how the front looked. I paired it with one of my fave skater skirts from Mr Price.
I really hope you like it and get to try it out some time. I also recently got rid of all the big hair and I’m back to my natural hair now. It’s very different but I’m liking it. Hoping to have a few more hair posts soon.
until next time