Welcome to Dovetailed. We are an African wax print fabric shop! Here you will find a range of African wax print fabrics. All products are ready to ship and, where possible, your goods will be dispatched within 24 hours.
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I'm a barrister turned designer. Whilst on maternity leave with my second child, I took several evening classes in clothes making, tailoring, African fashion and pattern cutting and .... I was hooked. To use a well coined phrase, 'it was love at first stitch'. To start with, I made a simple tote bag (just for fun) and the feedback / comments from people were great! I have sewn every day since learning and I now make handbags, clothes and accessories. It has been a
wonderful journey and the journey continues. In my previous life as a lawyer, I didn't think that I had a creative bone in my body. It turns out that I do. What's more, I have discovered recently that my maternal grandmother was a seamstress and owned a sewing school in Nigeria. My paternal grandmother, as it so happens, sold African fabric in Northern Nigeria and made a lot of money from doing so!! I still practice law a little but it has been completely affirming to learn that after having been a Barrister for nearly 20 years, and having fallen into sewing as something to do while on maternity leave, that it's actually in my blood. Amazing. Whilst family life means that production of the clothes, bags and accessories is on hold for a while, please do contact me directly for any custom orders.