Makoti is the name for a bride in South Africa and the skirt is a symbol of being a newlywed in tribal customs, but it has crossed over into regular South African fashion as well. THIS IS NOT A PATTERN. It is a set of instructions that accompanies pre-printed Shweshwe skirt panels. You cut the pre-printed Shweshwe panels along the dotted lines, stitch together, add a waistband and button hole and you have a stylish comfortable wraparound skirt. You choose the number of skirt panels you need, so sizing is easy.