burda talbot runhoff dress

DIY fashion | Talbot Runhof meets Africa

It’s full blown autumn here in the Netherlands, and even though I love fall fashion I can’t help but miss the summer. This outfit is my way of looking back, and longing for the summer that’s long gone.


DIY African print peplum top


The nice thing about African print fabric is that it’s sold in pre cut pieces of 6 yeards. So you can sew multiple items out of one piece of fabric. Earlier I showed you a pencil skirt, and this time I’ll show you a peplum top I’ve made out of the same fabric.


One skirt, two ways

I bought this pencil skirt a while back at Zara, but it just sat in my closet, not knowing what to do with it. Once I’ve finally found the inspiration to create a look with it, it was enough to create not one, but two outfits. I’ve paired the skirt with two tops that I’ve made myself using patterns from Burdastyle.

ankara peplum skirt

DIY peplum skirt in African print

My love for sewing my own clothes was fueled by the love for African prints, or so called Ankara fabric. I used to see the most beautiful clothing on Pinterest, in the most gorgeous, colorful prints. I fell in love and wanted it all! But where do you buy something like that?