Every Nigerian woman who wants to look classy and elegant in every occasion does not forget her gele. This is a headgear that goes with any traditional outfit. Due to the stress, one has to pass through to tie a gele perfectly, Nigerians readily welcomed the idea of auto gele.
Auto gele simply means an automatic gele, an already tied gele. When you buy it, all you need to do is to put it on your head, secure it at the back and adjust to fit. No long protocols. No sweat. No stress. The trending auto gele and the most popular is the Rose auto gele. This gele style was created by the Lagos-based stylist Funmilola Olurinola. It appears like a rose by the side of your head and transforms your simple look to sophisticated. Anyone can wear it, whether young or old.
Rose gele is also known as avant-garde gele or ascot gele and you can make one for yourself. It’s easy to make especially if you’re a fashion designer. Every fashion lover should know how to tie at least one type of gele. Making a rose auto gele requires fabric and pins. You will also need a sewing machine and measuring tape.
How To Create Rose Auto Gele With Your Own Hands
The materials you will need are:
- A piece of thick fabric – you can use Chinos or any other fabric depending on your preference.
- Sewing machine and a table.
- Measuring tape.
- Piece of velcro
- First, you need to create two separate parts: the base and the rose itself: The primary step would be taking the measurements. For that, you will have to use the firm part, which is the edge of your fabric.
- Measure the width and length of your fabric. It should measure about 80 inches for the length and 18 inches for the width.
- Then, measure 29-inch length. You will get a piece of fabric that you will have to cut out and set aside.
- Fold the remaining fabric into two. You will have a 51-inch long piece of clothing, the width of which will be 9 inches.
- Cut the folded fabric into two pieces and sew them together into a long piece. Set this piece aside. You will need it for the creation of a rose for your gele.
- Measure 7 inches out of your first 18-inch wide piece. Fold it just how you measured it. After folding, you will have 11 inches left.
- The following step will be folding this piece with its edges touching the previous folding line. Secure it with the piece of velcro.
- Sew your piece of fabric by the shape of your head. This will be the hat part of your auto gele that you will eventually put on your head.
- Then, take the long fabric. Join the parts of it in the middle. Use the sewing machine to secure all its edges. This fabric will be your rose.
- Fold it along its length like a triangle, and when it is fully folded, sew the edges.
- If you are satisfied with the look of your rose, you can sew it together with your hat part. The velcro will help you to put it on your head along its shape and secure it, so it does not fall off your head.
That’s it! You have successfully made a beautiful rose auto gele! You can wear it whenever you want.
If this text tutorial is a bit confusing, you can check YouTube for video tutorials.