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This is the kimono jacket you didn't know you needed

23 February 2023

Hey Peeps,

Get ready to sew your way to a new versatile item for your wardrobe - a kimono/abaya.

Today, I'm excited to show you how to create a pattern and sew up a beautiful and unique COCOON STYLE KIMONO JACKET that's perfect for any occasion.

Trust me, I was once skeptical about how versatile a kimono could be until I made one for myself. It can be a jacket, a dress, and it's great at hiding any food babies (you know, that extra bit of tummy after a big meal) - so go ahead and indulge in that cupcake, guilt-free!

On this blog and YouTube channel, we believe in creating a wardrobe that's as unique as you are. That's why we'll be using some print mixing and matching to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

Speaking of, This cocoon style kimono and pattern mixing are all part of my fashion collection for 2021, I can't even describe to you how long I've been dying to sew this particular kimono.

I'm so elated I finally got around to it.

And don't worry, I'll be explaining what a COCOON STYLE KIMONO is and how to achieve the look. Spoiler alert: it has a beautiful balloon-style element at the bottom that adds a touch of elegance.

But before we get to the pattern drafting, let's talk about the materials and tools you'll need to bring this project to life. Are you ready to get started? Let's dive in!




My Fashion Collection Sewing Plans For 2021

6 March 2021



Suffice it to say, I feel horrible that this is my first blog post of the new year.

Last year put a serious spanner into the wheel of everyone's plans, mine included.

But ironically, I think this is a good segway into my sewing plans for the year. I started sewing mostly in collections last year, and, I have decided to stick with it this year.

It is a very good way of developing a cohesive wardrobe, I can't tell you how much it has helped with the "having nothing to wear" feeling.

Everything matches and flows together, getting dressed is a breeze.

Although, I don't think I can say that about this new collection.


The fashion collection for this year is an Ankara collection, which I'm calling the LOUD CULTURE COLLECTION.

I feel it's quite apt because let's be honest here, ankara is bold, colourful, busy sooooooo, LOUD is the perfect description.
And, ankara is very much part of our culture as Africans even if it isn't our original attire.

Now because I wanted to shop from my stash ( I have tons of ankara given to me as gifts & leftovers from some past projects) and by the very nature of ankara, getting pieces to coordinate colourwise or even design-wise would have been a monumental task, and, the project would never have happened.

So, I decided that the fact that the major pieces of the collection were ankara was enough to call it a collection.

I am very happy that I decided to give this particular collection a go. My ankara wardrobe right now is very pitiful for an African girl.
 I have been dying to change that. And I said as much in my video about my sewing intentions for the new year.

My sewing plans for this collection are kinda dope ( if I do say so myself, LOL). I have pencil skirts, bucket kimono jackets, mic and match prints etc.
But don't take my word for it. Check out the video, and tell me what you think.
Would you change anything?  I need urgent ideas for tops to make.




The Inside Story always has all the Juicy Details

22 November 2020


It's another post for my Minerva make.

This time I tackled one of my 2019 sewing goals, which was to give trousers a good try to make my wardrobe more complete & versatile.

This fabric & trouser is also part of personal fashion collection. A project which started this year because of the pandemic.

 I decided not to let current situations weigh me down or dictate my mental state.
It's been really wonderful growing my sewing skills.

It's not been easy at all & I think I do still need some fine tuning but it's my first cut & sewn by me fitted trousers.

Read all about it HERE

I've also made other things with fabric from Minerva HERE & HERE

Thank you all for your continued support.

Happy Sewing.


16 November 2020


I seem to be on a roll with these blog posts 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

I made something else curtsey of my friends at Minerva.
You can read all about it HERE.

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