So i wore this sequined organza lace to church on Sunday and i just thought to share
My mum actually bought this fabric for me from Balogun market in Lagos and the gele which i so so love!
The lace fabric is beautiful and laid well on my body for someone that do not like tying wrapper , i wanted to use it to make a skirt and blouse at first but my mum advised me to try and upgrade my iro and buba wardrobe . So i obliged and when i wore it, i totally fell in love with iro and buba and am going to sew more of it (watch this space).
The gele is called Sego! It’s beautiful, not so hard and easy to tie.
I actually got this style at my first attempt because sometimes i normally tie my gele twice or thrice before getting it right and i did not need to use office pin(my gele tying secret) *covers face*
The other half of the gele is what i used as my’ ipele’ to give a complete Yoruba traditional look.
Aso-ebi nowadays is shifting from our fabulous Ankara, velvet, ever-green George fabric and co. to more sophisticated fabrics; one of which is the Guipure lace.
This fabric is a lace material that has interwoven patterns, a bit stiff because of the embroidery stitches that are closely knitted and very firm in nature.
It is made from polyester rayon and has no net in the background like other laces so you have underline it with another fabric/lining so as not to show unnecessary skin.
The first time I saw the Guipure lace, what came to mind was a cord lace fabric my mum rocked in the early ‘90s. It is true that fashion/trend evolves from time to time, so to me Guipure lace is like an ‘advanced formula’ of the old cord lace.
The white color of this fabric can be used to make wedding dresses (very regal) or used for the traditional wedding attires with some exquisite aso oke/gele.
Other colors can be used to make the bride’s 2nd dress or bride’s maid dresses as well as aso-ebi for all the guests.
Mixing the Guipure lace with other fabrics like Ankara, Adire or even Silk add more depth to whatever style you choose to make out of it. You can use it to make dresses, skirts and blouses or even iro and buba and you get to ‘slay them’ stylishly!
So when next you need to make a decision on aso-ebi for your next parry, Guipure lace is a fabric to look out for.
It’s beautiful, elegant, classy and available in most markets.
Here are some samples for your perusal :
Do have a party and fun filled weekend.
Hello and how has your week been? Hope you are having a blast?
This post should have been tagged Sunday’s best because I actually wore this outfit to church on Sunday. Tying two wrapper has been a culture of the Niger Delta women but recently they added a twist to it; i.e the young women who cannot stand tying wrappers had to start sewing skirts under and ‘manage’ to tie just one wrapper on top and looks real good if not better.
I see them using all manner of fabrics for these; ranging from Ankara to Lace material, Indian fabrics and the evergreen George fabric.
They make beautiful blouses, tie different styles of gele/head-tie and most importantly holding their white handkerchiefs and chanting ‘Iye’ during praise and thanksgiving in church.
So I bought this six yards material (seriously don’t know the name but it’s not a George material) because the fabric is more of cotton used it to sew a six pieces skirt, a wrapper and also made a head-tie. Some cloth management there!
Don’t really like tying wrappers (even our own iro and buba na by force) but I love the skirt and wrapper combo and am in the south now so I just had to go with the flow:
The simple blouse
Here is the six pieces skirt
skirt and blouse only( no head-tie , no wrapper)
Now with the head-tie and i tried knotting the wrapper on top of the skirt
Wrapper on top of skirt (regular tying)
I left my White handkerchief out (covers face), but will still sing ‘ayiba preye preye preye’
wishing you a lovely week ahead
Barka da Jumm’a everyone! or should i just say TGIF? unfortunately i work on Saturdays so for me its TGIS (lol)
I stayed in the North(Kano precisely) for six years and i tell you Northern sisters are beautiful especially the Fulani’s.
One outfit most Muslim sisters wear on Fridays is the Jalamiya/Abaya; the fabric could be made from pure cotton or silk and sometimes polyester.
I got this(Abaya) from Kano’s Hajj Camp and even though am not a Muslim i love the way it covers my whole body, the fabric feels so good,i love the color as well as the embroidery.
And so today being a Friday , i decided to wear it to work as i pray silently for the release of our chibok girls.
#bring back our girls#
Do enjoy your weekend
Hello my lovelies,
On the 14th of April 2014 was The Aso-Ebi junkie’s one year anniversary and i made a giveaway post to that effect but unfortunately the link to the post did not open because i actually used my phone to upload the post and everything just got messed up.
So i decided to re-upload it again because i really want to give things out to my awesome readers .
Here we go:
HURRAY! HURRAY! HURRAY!
THE ASO-EBI JUNKIE IS ONE!
To the glory of God, i started this amazing blog on the 19th of April 2013, sharing my thoughts about African fabrics, displaying pictures of different designs and giving out tips on aso-ebi for parties.
Blogging/writing combined with taking care of my family and a 7am to 6pm job has not been very easy for me that’s why i have not been able to put up much post as i would have loved to but because of my passion for African fabric’s, i promise to improve in the (aso-ebi junkie)new year.
My utmost appreciation goes to all my blog readers, people who have liked us on Facebook, those following this blog on WordPress and those following on twitter .
Thank you for your comments, questions and commendations.
I am extremely grateful. so to appreciate you more, i have decided to give away some fabrics to mark our ‘blogversary’.
ITEM 1 :
6 yards of this beautiful Ankara
5yards of this lovely Adire
5yards of cotton Guinea brocade fabric
HOW TO WIN:
1. Invite 5 people to like our Facebook page
2 . Follow this blog on WordPress
3 . Mention the fabric you wish to win as well as your e-mail address in the comment box. shikena
A random picker will be used to pick a winner for each fabric, so we will have 3 winners in total.
So lets get into action, offer lasts from now till 24th of May 2014 when winners will be announced.
I am so excited!