I love kikoys, which are inexpensive, colourful and cheerful fabrics. in the next few weeks. I will be doing a ‘mini-collection’ of baby items made from Kikoy . A cavalcade of kikoy style !
Originally kikoys were conceived as an outfit worn by men on the East African coast from Kenya to Zanzibar, and they come in a wide variety of colour-combinations and designs. But today also women wear them (which has encouraged the manufacturers to add more feminine colours to their palette), and for chilling at home I love to wrap myself in one, when the weather allows.
I like to make her dresses that are easy to wear and take off, no fuss. comfort is key
This is my first attempt to dress Nielsine in kikoys, and I chose this simple tunic, which just requires two pieces (front and back) to be sewn together, with the straps. I cut the patterns by tracing one of her old dresses.
the stripes at the top and bottom of the fabric to liven up an otherwise monochrome outfit. I also did not have to hem the bottom.
Next project is some kikoy shorts for Nielsine. I just hate that it frays so much. any tips ?