My First DIY Aso Ebi

Vogue Pattern 8849 Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress

Hi Loves..

First I'd like to explain what Aso Ebi means... Aso Ebi are outfits made from matching fabric to be worn by a group of people (family/friends) to an event. The event could be a wedding, engagement, birthday party, naming ceremony and so on.. The Aso Ebi fabric are chosen by the celebrant. I wore my Aso Ebi to one of my best friends' Nigerian traditional wedding. Another Aso Ebi was sewn (by Me) for the wedding ceremony and reception the next day (post coming soon). 

For this Aso Ebi, I used Vogue Pattern 8849. This dress was super fun and different. The back was beautiful.

Pattern Review (V8849)

Pattern Description:  Lined dress has close-fitting bodice with princess seams, semi-fitted skirt, and invisible back zipper. Custom fit for A,B,C,D cup sizes.

Pattern Sizing: I cut out View A, size 8. View A has pleated peplum with very narrow hem.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so..

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes  What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I love the back peplum.. I also like the fact that the pattern is custom fit for any cup sizes.

Fabric Used: Ankara Fabric or Wax Print.. This fabric was chosen as the Aso Ebi for a friend's wedding. I also add a brown lace contrast fabric from Joann Fabric.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None made

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew it again using a plain solid color fabric.. but not anytime soon.

Conclusion:  This dress was super fun and different. The back was beautiful.


  1. That is a stunning dress and Aso Ebi is an interesting concept. Thanks for posting.

  2. Wow! This is the most unique and beautiful dress, I love your work!

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