The Inside Story always has all the Juicy Details

22 November 2020

Hello,

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.

I'M IN LOVE WITH MY FIRST EVER BROCADE DRESS

16 November 2020


Hello

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

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


#MEMADEMAY2019: DAY 26/31

9 November 2020















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#MEMADEMAY2019: DAY 26/31 Part 2




This skirt is the memade item of this ensemble ( trying to sound very posh & fashiony, LOL).

it was part of my 2018 make nine challenge, and, I also and thankfully blogged about the whole sewing process.

But on this particular day of May, I have worn memade items twice in one day (doing little dance in my head, LOL).

I wore it to a small fashion show in my town where my childhood friend was showcasing her hats.
it was my first fashion show, and since it was just a small one, I didn't think I needed to pull out all the stops. Boy o boy was I wrong, LOL. 

Just to clarify, THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH MY OUTFIT.

I was just feeling a bit underdressed.

 Anyways, here's to more fashion shows in the future, and slaying with more memades.






 
 

My First Minerva Make

8 November 2020

Hello,

This is my first make from my free fabric from Minerva.
The top is really lovely if I do say so myself.
I wasn't & still am not really that into the whole ruffle trend but I made an exception with this fabric & I didn't regret it.
Go check it out & give me a follow.

Thank you all so much



You too can sew this amazing double welt pocket in minutes

29 October 2020

Hello,

I'm sewwwwww delighted about what we are going to learn today.

Today is all about welt pockets, and, not just any 'ol welt pocket, but double welt pockets.
And if you didn't know already, they're double welts because the pockets have 2 lips/welts at the opening. 
Alternatively there are also single welt pockets which have only 1 welt/lip at the opening. 

Since this one is going to be a patch pocket, it'll be lined. But you can skip the lining if yours won't be a patch pocket.

Welt pockets just scream "look at me, I'm all fancy with my sewing now"

And with this technique I'm going to be showing you for this double welt pocket (with lining ) you can truly let your creativity shine through. 
By getting really creative with the shape of the welts and the openings.

Or with the fabrics you use. 
You can switch up the pattern of the fabric used for the welts or if you're sewing with directional fabrics you can have a play with the positioning.

Ohhhhhh so many options, so little time.




[CLOSED] YouTube Subscribers Giveaway

29 July 2020 Unnamed Road, Nigeria

Hello,

I'm so glad to be making this post, truly you have no idea.

I have finally made a milestone (small) on my YouTube channel.

I hit 500 subscribers, and with everything happening in the world today, I promised myself to celebrate the little things.

This giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU to my community on YouTube for all of your support.

Sadly, again, because of what is going on in the world to now. This is only open to my Nigerian residents.

Please, I hope you understand. I do prefer international giveaways because I do have a lot of international subscribers.
Maybe, hopefully. Next time.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

1. YOU HAVE TO BE 18 YEARS OR OVER.

2. THIS GIVEAWAY IS ONLY OPEN TO NIGERIAN RESIDENTS 唐唐

3. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL, TURN ON BELL ICON, COMMENT DONE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hThB5JIrCYrU7FULCkfFw?view_as=subscriber

4. GO TO MY BLOG, SUBSCRIBE TO MY EMAIL LIST. COMMENT DONE IN THE GIVEAWAY BLOG POST.

5. FOLLOW ME IN INSTAGRAM, COMMENT DONE ON THE GIVEAWAY SNIPPET POST.

Check my Instagram here

6. FOLLOW MY PAGE ON FACEBOOK & COMMENT DONE ON THE GIVEAWAY POST.

Check out my Facebook here

7. GIVEAWAY ENDS ON THE 14TH OF AUGUST.

8. THE MORE ENTRIES YOU HAVE, THE MORE CHANCES OF WINNING.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.






                                               
                                                         

Some classic and trendy necklines you should definitely learn to sew.

28 June 2020

There's something about the neckline of a garment that speaks volumes and will make you stand out from the crowd.

Some of them are timeless really and you should definitelyldefinitely to sew them properly.

What really makes such necklines look sloppy is when the points/edges don't look sharp.
It's makes the style look less captivating.

The necklines I'm talking about today are

- A scalloped neckline
Very lovely and unique neckline, there's nothing quite like it out there.
You can use it on a variety of ways too, for a pocket and also a hem line.

- A stepped neckline
 (I don't know if there's an official name for it) which if you really look at it you can turn it into a square neckline.

Like I said these necklines are always in trend, they are classic and I'm going to teach you a little trick about how to sew them properly.






                                      
                                                

Cool dolman sleeve tops like this happen when you upcycle.

25 June 2020




I'm not going to say the dreaded words but we all know it's given us ample time.

Sooooooo, I've been a busy bee, apart from starting a fashion collection complete with mood boards, fabric swatches and croquis I also started on some upcycling/refashioning I've been putting off.

There's this skirt co-ord set I've had for almost 15yrs that I obviously can't fit into anymore. 
It never washed or went out of shape and it's got this whole colour blocking with prints things going for it(sorry there are no before pics but if you watch the video you might get an idea).

There's also a top I've made before, it was my first attempt at a dolman sleeve, it's gotten so much wear that I felt another one was in order.

Here then starts our story.....

 

 

 

This is what the front of the top looks like, from the right and wrong sides.
On the insides, I didn't bother serging. First, because the fabric doesn't fray, thank you sweet Jesus, and second, at the time I made this top, the lockdown was in full effect.

 

 

These are pictures of the back. 


 

 

 I didn't have enough of the main fabric left to make the sleeves one piece with the main body of the top, so I added this bit of fabric to it. the original fabric had waist ties which I used to make a slight gathering effect.

I think it's nice, no???

 

 

 I also used the plain fabric to do a bias binding for the neckline. 

It gives a clean finish especially when there's no lining.


 


 From my last dolman sleeve top, I realized that the length of the top didn't let me tuck it in, something I've gotten into lately.

So, I also made use of the same fabric to extend the top, but, you can't really tell it's there when I have it tucked in.

 









 
 

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