Friday, 24 August 2012

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Work In Progress pictures of the Arden B jacket here are the pics from the creation process of the Arden b military jacket:


'Steal the Real' : Arden B Military Jacket

Are there looks u come across daily either through some blog, website, magazine, music video, TV show etc and just desperately want to covet? guilty! I do that all the time and i just don't stop at drooling over them, I attempt to remake them when I have the time to as i have a very busy schedule. 
So I came across this Arden B Military Button Front Jacket a while ago via google and decided to 'steal the real' :-) pics below!

The real

The Steal

pics of the 'creation' process of this jacket would be posted under the label 'Cut of the Matter'

Monday, 20 August 2012

If U Like It…. Put A Button On It!

If U Like It…. Put A Button On It! (1)

So I wanted to sew a jacket – u know, a simple one without button holes, collar, lapel etc. I just wanted to create one with a v-neckline, three quarter sleeves and would be fastened in front by a Chinese cord button (I love Chinese cord buttons cos I think they are edgy). However, I always seem to come across the same lot at the notions shop I normally visit and even after trying several others, guess what? I still came up with the same ‘ol buttons. While snooping around the shop already feeling ‘unfulfilled’, an array of shopping bag ropes in caught my attention (I looove colour!) and so with my thinking cap on, I decided to DIY.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

You’ll need: 
  • a pair of scissors
  • shopping bag rope(in any colour of ur choosing)
  • sewing needle
  • thread (must be of the same colour as the rope)
  • stones for beautification and glitter (the kind i used are normally used to embellish aso-ebi dresses/skirts and blouses :-)


You begin by twisting the rope around to form a triquetra tacking at intervals to hold the ends in place.
You then insert the stones by tacking to the edges of the rope. For one half you create a knot, and for the second part of the button, you leave an opening just wide enough for the knot to fit into and there you have your button!
I captioned this post: as (1), because subsequently, i'll post the jacket I made with it so watch this space.

70s Inspired Ankara Jacket

Welcome to my second post and thanks for stopping by. 'Cut Of The Matter' is a feature on sewing projects, and occasionally I would show step-by-step processes of garments being  created, so we are going to be seeing more posts such as this here. (So I wanted to create an embellished ankara jacket with some edge to it, and what could be better than a sophisticated 70s inspired lapel and collar? well nothing I must say! After all Leonardo Da Vinci said 'simplicity is the ultimate sophistication' *wink* So anyway here's the picture of the dress
And here is the finished jacket.

So i decided to modify the lapel by not separating them as it is in the original picture, and embellished it thoroughly lol! Below's as upclose shot.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Have you ever come across a Nigerian DIY blog? Well I don’t think so cos I searched and searched and couldn’t find any – one of my favourite things to do is DIY/Sewing/Crafting/Designing as well finding new interesting blogs. And ever since I ‘ve been ‘hooked’ on blogs like,,, and so many others, I secretly prayed that one day I’ll find a guilty pleasure in a diy blog from a Nigerian point of view where different fabrics (including ankara) would be used to create beautiful clothes and accessories.