Ankara Maxi Dress | Thriftanista in the City


Ankara Maxi Dress

My ankara maxi skirt is really a dress. It's an a-line dress I made when I actually sewed the fabric instead of hoarding it. It's a Vogue Michael Kors pattern that I've sewn several times but I could never figure out how to adjust the stinking bust to accommodate more than a B cup.  It was always unflattering on top and caused extremely flat uni-boob. 

ankara maxi skirt and tee

I normally keep my sewing projects even if I don't wear them. I wear this dress maybe once a year. 

ankara maxi skirt and t-shirt

I was prepared to swap it at the party but no one wanted it. Perhaps, they could tell there was a uni-boob situation?

I put it back in the closet to age. I woke up yesterday morning with an epiphany...

michael kors sewing pattern maxi dress vogue 2730

Why don't you wear it as a skirt?

Some people wake up ready to change the world and I woke up thinking about a dress. Real deep. I know. 

boxing kitten style ankara skirt

I took the neck tie off and tucked in the halter and voila! I have a new maxi skirt and it has a really high waist. It's playground tested and approved. No need to shave my legs either. This is a dress / skirt that keeps on giving!

ankara wax print skirt

Check it out as a dress in a 2009 very bad selfie on my facebook page. Say hello to my dirty mirror..unmade bed..ironing board...and other miscellaneous crap partially cropped from the pic too. I was a messy bessy before the babes. I should probably stop blaming her for the clutter, huh? Sidenote: My toes are ashy. I blame cheap lotion.

african wax print dress skirt
THRIFT Foster Grant sunglasses DIY ankara wax print maxi dress/skirt GIFT Bangles - Kenyan sandals RETAIL Diesel tee

Happy Friday!

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