Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Oleku Things


Happy new year. It has been a while since I last posted. Not that I haven't been sewing. Well I apologize. This dress above Imade for my friend. It is called Oleku. It is the remix of Iro and buba; a traditional outifit worn by people from the south western part of Nigeria.

The material is African print. Lets just say I'm wearing the dress through her.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Project Runway

While reading sewing blogs, some people mentioned project runway so I wikipedia'd it. I then went on a search to buy the DVD to see what it was all about. Watching from the internet in this part of the world could be heartbreaking, you will prefer PHCN.

It was fun to watch and educating. Before then, I never knew what it meant t drape let alone see how it  was done. So thanks project runway. I only got season one and two and where it was found in Tue store was in the archive collection. They even found it strange me asking for it. I will still get the others in time. So has anyone watched it? Please gist me.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Enjoy sewing a bucket sculptured dress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAUg0g_nPzw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8qIsmzfduM

I have been AWOL  for a while now. I was quite indisposed but I'm okay now. I saw a jumpsuit like this on burda and was wondering how on earth it was made. Thank God for YouTube.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Uzuri Skirt and Blouse

Hello all lemme start by saying that today is my birthday! Yay! Pause for the screams..... Ok I continue, hehehehehehe lol. Well. This blouse and skirt was self drafted ( I'm improving yay! ). The material is made of traditional prints. I guess you will be asking why print again? Well it is because it is accessible and affordable here and for now it is my mumu button (weakness) when it comes to chosing fabrics and since I'm a learner of some sort, it makes it easy for me to sew since it is cotton and finally where I preside, that is the most common fabric and it is of different grades. You yourself knows that the print itself is eye catching.

Once again happy birthday to me.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Purple Lace Dress

This dress was inspired by the burda design #101 2011. The top is lace while the gathered skirt is cotton print.

Yes I'm playing with the effects.








Monday, July 1, 2013

Its Second Half of 2013

Welcome to the month of July everyone. This is the second half. The resolutions that you made during the first half how many have been accomplished? Hmmm. Part of mine was to be better my sewing skills. What kills it is my procrastination. I always postpone things but during the first half I was able to improve on doing what I set out to do.

I have learnt a lesson. I shouldn't just hope to change but work towards that change I want. Perfection is a journey that is done through constant practice. This month at least I would sew weekly ie one garment a week. I have committed myself thus I hold myself accountable.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Project Potential

The last blog post I said about a friend that gave me pants that she thought was condemned. Well I cut it to my size and did a peplum top.Don't mind my frowning at the second picture by the time he was ready my smile had finished. hehehehehe