I took classes in pattern cutting, tailoring, clothes making and African fashion (to name a few) in 2016 / 2017 and started the business in 2017.  After several customers asked what they could make with these fabrics, I decided to create a range of sewing patterns specifically for use with African wax print fabrics.

There are currently four sewing patterns available to buy from Dovetailed (a skirt, a top, a dress and wide-leg trousers), two brand new ones (coat and dress - both of which are magazine commissions) and lots more patterns that will be available in a brand new sewing book that I have coming out on 23rd February (very excited about this!) The book is available to pre-order on Amazon as well as from the Dovetailed website at All patterns range from UK sizes 8 - 26.
In this collection, you can shop from a range of sewing patterns perfect for sewing with African wax prints.  These dressmaking patterns are designed with African wax prints in mind.  Each pattern has as few pattern pieces as possible making pattern matching a breeze and allowing you to show off these gorgeous fabrics to best effect!
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