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How to sew an A-LINE Dress 3 - The Sleeve issue

21 March 2020

Hey you,

I knowwwwwwwww you have realized that statement sleeves seemed to stroll into the year 2020 with us.

They are freakin' everywhere you look, on the runways, in the retail shops and also sewing patterns, even my sewing without patterns is feeling it LOL.


But, even if you like a big ballooned statement sleeve, sometimes, you might want only a little bit extra on your sleeves right????????


This sleeve is just a little bit of a statement sleeve without being too too extra.

Nooooooo you're not blind or reading the wrong blog post, this is a post about an A-line dress but with emphasis on the sleeves.

If you'd like to know how to 

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How To Sew An A - Line Dress 2

3 February 2020

Hey you,

A continuation of our A-line dress is what this blog post is about today.

You didn't think I was going to leave you all alone, did you? 😀

In the first part, you learned how to take measurements, draft your dress pattern on your fabric of choice and cut it out, right?

I hope you are ready for sewing the pieces together because that's what this second part is all about.

Thinking, this is the hard part and your sewing will be fraught with mistakes? 

Fear not( in my best captain of the ship's voice) for that is why I'm here.

One of the major reasons why I choose this tutorial and why this dress is so good for you to try sewing is because it has simple style lines that are super beginner-friendly.

I hope you find this video easy to follow.

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How to sew an A line dress 1 - Pattern cutting

29 November 2019

Hey peeps,

Long-time no sees, not to worry I'm back with another easy sewing tutorial with some equally straight forward and easy pattern drafting.

I hope you like this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it, every girl needs an A-line dress in her wardrobe, they're especially handy for food babies LOL LOL LOL LOL

I didn't give specific measurements because I wanted you guys to get comfortable with using your own measurements.

Please, do share how helpful the tutorial has been, I'm still trying to figure out my tutorial style, so anything that would make the process easier for you guys, I'm all in.

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The Big Reveal for my #REMAKEYOURRTW2019 sewing challange

27 October 2019

Hey peeps,

This is my report/reveal of my sewing challenge I started in January called #remakeyourRTW2019.

It was supposed to end in June, but I extended it till July, but somehow LOL LOL LOL I'm only just done filming and editing.

I hope you like my makes so far, I still have two partially finished projects in there, then I intend to do a look book.

But let me know what you think of my makes, which is your fav etc

Also pls do signup to be a part of the family as we continue on this sewing journey.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please do come back next time.

#2018makenine + #2018usenine Review

11 August 2019

Hey peeps,

I'm soooooo sorry that i'm posting this so late, it's actually an oversight cos i thought i;d done it already, never mind, better late than never right?

This is a review of my #2018makenine but since i used some of the fabrics from my #2018usenine, i decided to combine the videos.

If you're new here or new to the sewing world and don't have a clue of what i'm talking about then watch my #2018makenine video where i fully explain the concept.

As always, see you on the next one.


#MEMADEMAY2019: DAY 23/31

6 July 2019

Hey peeps,
If you didn't know already dresses are some of my favourite things to sew, but, as it turns out I discovered and talked about in my review of my first memeademay I don't have that many.

My favourite type to sew are fit & flare dresses, they fit me well IMHO.

But this dress is a remake of my all-time favourite dress( and here I was thinking I haven't remade anything) which I think I have almost worn threadbare ROFLMAO and I wore to kick off memaemay.

Well, nothing much to say about this, its a dress, fits nice, also made from African wax fabric (Ankara).
Oh, I also tried to spice things up with a little mix & match prints.

I will definitely be making more, and I'll be sure to let you guys know all about it.

See you guys in the next post.

#MEMADEMAY2019: DAY 20/31

Unfortunately, these pictures don't really do this outfit any justice IMHO.

The top/light jacket (if you can call it that) and the skirt are both memade, so you can imagine my joy at wearing more than one memade item in an outfit.

The top is made from African wax print (Ankara) and I did some flat piping on the front yoke and used double fold piping around the neck and front edge.

It was a quick and easy make, just something to throw on over tops. Dolman sleeve sleeves typically are, as I've made one before and blogged about it as well.

The skirt is a whole other story, I made it during the memade challenge itself, which the creators caution that that isn't what the challenge is about.

But, I wore my yellow pencil skirt and was reminded of how easy and quick that was to make, then, also, I wanted more days like this, where I get to wear more that one item of memade in an outfit.

I also really loved the quilted look of the fabric, sadly, all they had left was what I bought and it wasn't much.

I also bought a black and animal print fabric to make more of these midi length pencil skirt, which I'm really enjoying.

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