Angelina fabric has been around for years! But isn’t it amazing how suddenly its flooding the streets of Accra in that Dashiki style we all can’t get enough of? Oh but wait! Isn’t the fabric called Dashiki? No. Lets get you educated before the style inspirations. Dashiki is a colorful men’s garment widely worn in West Africa that covers the top half of the body. It has formal and informal versions and varies from simple draped clothing to fully tailored suits. A common form is a loose-fitting pullover garment, with an ornate V-shaped collar, and tailored and embroidered neck and sleeve lines. (Wikipedia) So basically its a type of style and the fabric is Angelina which i actually uncovered whilst in Makola enquiring about the names of wax prints in Ghana.
The fabric is popularly being sewn in the Dashiki form and many are coming from China in all kinds of colours . But why not stand out differently from the rest of the crowd? The fabric costs about GH9.0 per yard in the fabric market. The quality is much better than buying an already-made one being sold by the street. So if you have a really good tailor or seamstress why not try these 30 gorgeous styles from Pinterest. I hope your style juice will be flowing by the end of this post.
Which was your favourite? Do you have this fabric in your wardrobe already? Share any photo of what you have already sewn in the comments below!