Hello, All! I’ve been a huge fan of Ankara fabric for several years, and even though Ankara has been around forever, the craze over these amazing patterns continue to stand strong!

A little history on Ankara

 Ankara was formerly known as Dutch wax print and was manufactured in Indonesia, but due to the fabric’s unique design, Ankara gained more interest in West Africa.  The Dutch saw an opportunity, turned their sights to West Africa, the prints evolved, and Ankara came to life!

Ankara is timeless, unique, bold, colorful and exotic! A MUST for one of my Sewing Fascinations!!! 

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Ooooooh, weee this jumpsuit! This Jumpsuit! THIS JUMPSUIT!!!!  I love EVERYTHING about it! The length, high waist, and colors are popping like Orville Redenbacher! Could you imagine this jumpsuit accessorized with an amazing belt and blazer??? How cute right? To me, this jumpsuit is everything, and I could see this just as pants! I’m definitely keeping this look as a sewing inspiration!


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She better walk!!!! I love the entire look, and the Ankara pattern used to make this skirt is darling! Peacocks, nestled in crimson and black squares! So pretty! It flows, it’s bold, and beautiful! This skirt can be worn many ways and to many functions! It can be dressed up or down, worn with heels, flats or sandals! I also adore her hair, necklace and top! Whoever styled this did a great job and I LOVE this!!  Another one going down on my sewing fascination list!!! Boom!



Wow! I love these colors! This pencil skirt is so beautiful! The cut of the top, although a little deep, is lovely! The cutout at the waist mimics the pattern on the lower half of the skirt, and the tiny specks of gold on the top pattern gives it an amazing texture! I’m SEW IN LOVE with this look and it’s going down on my list! Bam!


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This is ADORABLE! If you have legs for days like her, then this is for you!!! Lol! I could also see this circle/skater skirt dress just a tad bit longer and with a more natural neckline.  However, I do love this! It’s fresh, flirty, and colorful! The pattern is total eye candy and I’m putting this down for my gorgeous, 21 year old step daughter, Amaris! This would look perfect on her (with a couple of extra stitches near that neck line lol!)


I hope you enjoyed this post!!! I will be back soon with more Sewing Fascinations and Inspiration!!!  Until next time!!! Blessings!!!!!



Ankara or African Wax Prints can be purchased online, but make sure it is AUTHENTIC Ankara!!!


All pictures for this post came from the internet.



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