Help on Pattern for an african Dress

Are you lost in MD because you don't know anything about sewing? Are you a skilled seamstress? Meet up here and help each other out.
Post Reply
dennis4d
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:54 pm

Help on Pattern for an african Dress

Post by dennis4d » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:59 pm

Hi , I have being trying to make this african kente cloth. but i dont seem to get the patterns right. would really love it if i could get some help here. Thanks ... Please check attached images
Attachments
Lil-wayne-award.jpg
Lil-wayne-award.jpg (41.24 KiB) Viewed 766 times
000_APP2001010797562.jpg
000_APP2001010797562.jpg (388.4 KiB) Viewed 766 times

Rosemaryr
VIP
VIP
Posts: 353
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:18 am

Re: Help on Pattern for an african Dress

Post by Rosemaryr » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:29 am

If you are referring more to the wrapping itself (pattern), and not to the color/texture pattern, then the best approach is to make it like a traditional Roman toga wrap. Many of the ancient cultures used similar solutions to the creation of their clothing.

There are a number of references as to the basic pattern, either a long rectangle or a long semi-circle will do.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sit ... ga+pattern

The trick is to pin one spot in place onto your avatar, then use another pin to move the rest of the fabric as you wrap it around. It will take some time to manipulate, as you will need a lot of cloth, and the simulation will go slowly because of that.

dennis4d
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:54 pm

Re: Help on Pattern for an african Dress

Post by dennis4d » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:01 pm

wow Thank you very much for the reply and great information

Post Reply