** Edited to add more fabrics I found while unpacking. Yes, that’s right. I bought so many I lost track. Is that wrong?
This was a gift from our fixer Aisha. After hearing my exclamations over every print I saw in town she brought this. She had some in her stash and thought I might like it. I’m thinking brown silk for underlining and an off the shoulder bodice in gold or brown with this as the skirt. Not that I have a need for a dress like that.
What I got out of Africa was a big lesson in not eating off the street. But, I was so hungry on Saturday that I ate fried plantain chips off the street. For the love of all that is holy. My stomach is still not right. Oy.
But, for fabric, here’s what I got….
There are two pieces missing. They are already made into outfits for me and my mom which I will show you over the weekend.
And now, I am off to bed. This time it was 24 hours of travel with stops in Nigeria and Frankfurt on a plane with the AC set to ‘meatlocker’. I’m also ashamed to admit that the first two things I ate in the US was McDonalds and pizza. If I never see rice and chicken again…
Back to work in the morning!