DIY KITENGE CROP TOP

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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.

Procedure:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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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

🙂

0 Comments Add yours

  1. What a lovely idea, and it looks awesome 🙂 🙂

  2. Mercy says:

    very creative ,red suits you

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