About 10 years ago my friend traveled to West Africa and he brought me a dress made from Bògòlanfini or bogolan (“mud cloth“). The dress was several sizes too large so it sat in my closet untouched. I absolutely love the fabric and wanted to display it in a prominent way – I decided to do what I do best – make pillows.
I agonized about cutting up the dress, but my friend gave his blessing and I went for it. I was able to make two 22×22 pillows covers. I added a feather and down pillow insert and I am loving the result.
Notice the fringe detail at the bottom of the dress? I kept it – I think it adds interest.
They made a great addition to my holiday decor – red, green, white. Now that the holidays are over, I think I will move them to the guest room or maybe to my bedroom.