My DIY: Structured Peplum Ankara Mixed Prints Dress.

Hello Beautiful People!

Ankara Mixed Prints Peplum Dress (I made)
Printed Headband (I made using Simplicity 1791)
Vlisco "Voila For You" Fabric (HERE or HERE)
ASOS Full Metal Bow Waist Belt (HERE)
Steve Madden "Fringly" Sandals (HERE)
Lime Crime "Utopia" Liquid Lipstick (HERE)
How are you all doing? I hope you have been having a lovely week so far. Today's post features my latest DIY piece that I am super duper excited to share with you all. If you follow me on snapchat (rallydfashfan) then you probably saw my process of making this dress. I have been sewing now for almost 2 years, I just discovered earlier this year that I have never made a peplum dress {Gasp!} and I love anything and everything peplum. So one of my sewing goals this year was to make one but instead of making it in solid color, I went color/prints crazy and made it a mixed prints using fabrics from an old Voila for You by Vlisco collection. For those of you that sew, I didn't use any sewing pattern for the construction of this dress. Sadiq helped me cut the fabrics based on my measurements and I did the sewing. Also to add more volume to the peplum detail, I used my go-to Horsehair braid to hem the peplum. I am so pleased with the way the dress turned out and absolutely in love with it. I rocked it to our Thanksgiving service at Church this past Sunday. In styling the dress I added a gold metal bow belt to cinch my waist, a statement necklace and added a pair of blue fringe sandals. Since I am not taking classes this semester, I have a ton of sewing projects in the works for the upcoming Spring/Summer season, so definitely stay tuned! 
What you guys think of my mixed prints peplum dress?
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. Beautiful, and very flattering . Love the fabric mix

  2. Love the colors and style. Your DIYs impress me!


  3. wow
    this dress is just beautiful

  4. is the peplum portion linked if so did you sew the horse hair to the fabric or lining

    1. Yes the peplum portion is linked to the dress. I added the horsehair braid to the fabric first before adding the lining and then I understitched it.


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