Thursday, January 1, 2015


I had an opportunity to make a Zulu outfit for men. There's a correct term for it. I will share it after I find out. My job here is to design and make garments not necessarily share my intelligence or knowledge of culture and traditions. Just like the Sepedi women's outfit, this is another time-consuming garment to make. It is simple to make as it was just a pair of pants and a sleeveless jacket but the patch-work is where the work is. I need to see people who are used to making these and see how they work on the patches and braiding because I was abused, scratched and mutilated by the pins I used to attach the patches before sewing them on. However I must say, I was quite impressed by the final product. I asked my husband to model it for me and he had fun doing Zulu dances in it.

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