Friday, 25 April 2014

Fabric Friday IX

Hello! Miss me a lil? I sure did miss blogging but try as I may I just couldn't get past all the stuff I had on my plate.
It's another edition of Fabric Friday whoop! And today, I do have some variety. Let me know if you likey!

Wax - bijou wax






And a sneak peek of what became of the daviva lol! You need to have seen me at the daviva store, I was like a kid in a candy store! Cool stuff. And yes, I still have a phobia for photos :)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Hiya! So I was....what was I doing again? Can't actually remember but a friend of mine with loads of time on her hands was playing with google and stumbled on these features of my blog. She called me up,told me about them, and naturally, I got excited and thought to share!
The first is from and the article was captioned: 

8 Awesome DIY Projects. From Black Fashion Bloggers

Find it here

And the second is from

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Sew Along Update - Finished Dress!

Top of the morning to you all! Hope you had a great night? So as I told you on my last sew along post, I'll be posting the frontal and back views of my finished clipper dress. Remember all that was left was fixing the zipper, underlining, and joining bodice to skirt right?

Notice I used a brooch in the last photo? You like?
talk to you guys shortly, have a productive day ahead!


Friday, 14 March 2014

Fabric Friday VIII

Hello! So as I promised, I got you a sneak peak into my most recent fabric buys, now you might wonder why I always go fabric shopping right?  Some of you have asked - well asides stocking TSN Fabric store, and my personal use, I also need fabrics to work with, for my clients.
So here they are...

This is soooo fab, looks like some painting right?

I love pops of colour against black and white...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Something Old, Something New.

So I had this clock for a while now, er quite a while cos I remember getting it around my freshman year so it has beeeeeeeen a while! Ok, and after many battery changes and all and probably getting better and more interesting clocks, I kept it tucked away until recently when I stumbled across it and thought to make it more useful to me.

I got some ankara fabric, and here's what I did - mostly, I got around doing this tutorial out of curiosity :-)

Monday, 10 March 2014

Sew Along Update.

Why do I feel like a student coming in late to class, walking face down as she searches for a seat?? Hmm,..... Ok so had a lil I'm back.... and also somewhere in between getting settled and tydying up work issues, I managed to get some of my guilty pleasures...FaBRICS! Would be sharing those with you Fabric Friday although I also got some new stock for TSN fabric Storeso be sure to kelp checking there as I'll upload anytime now. You might be wondering, would I ever get to sew all these fabrics and would you ever get to see my creations eh? Well you'll have to keep those fingers crossed cos I got surprises for ya!
Now, in my last sew along post I concluded with the skirt and that means we tackle the lapel next yeah?
- You spread out your bodice (you ought to have joined front bodice to back bodice at this point), measure center to center.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Stella Jean Spring 2014

If you're into African prints and it's 'mixology' or even remotely into prints of any kind from French Breton stripes to English gingham, you'd surely have heard about Stella Jean the Italian/Haitian designer extraordinaire! Love her work to bits.
Let's check out her Spring 2014 collection, eye candy alert!

You like? I love!!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sew Along Update!

So I thought to put together some photos from previous sew along projects while I round up compilations of the on- going sew along exercise I'm having here on the blog. 
Have fun viewing them!

Monday, 24 February 2014

DIY - Fabric Notepad II

So as you know already, I did a fabric covered notepad when I newly began this blog, check on it Here, for those teeny weeny details I didn't include in this post.When it comes down to it, it's basically the same thing though, major difference is, it's for a snapper with which you can close the book with sorta like a diary oh plus I used fabric stay here so that the fabric cover is thicker. Trust me, you'll love it!


Sunday, 23 February 2014

DIY Petal Brooch

It's one of those days when I get really restless and my palms just get sweaty and begin to twitch lol! This happens most times, when I come across things I love or aspire to do, or stuff I'm just plain excited about (you know that feeling of when you see Victoria Beckham or Michelle Obama rocking some insane outfit or shoes or bags? It's kinda like that feeling only, when I see most pieces I go 'I'm totally making that!' More than I say 'I'm so buying that!' Lol, I do buy stuff don't get me wrong, I just get a rush when I create stuff myself).
Careful though! this is one colourful post!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Fabric Friday VII - some good 'ol Vlisco lovin!

Hey!!! So I got some two or three Vlisco prints to share with you ASAP, they were gifted to me and in our usual Friday tradition, though to share with you of course! Now, I don't know where to begin when dishing about Vlisco, they are original and one of the best out there what's not to love about them?
Here, here.....

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Fabric Friday VI

Hello lovelies! And I must say even if it's past, happy Val's! Love doesn't expire and so should my well wishes :) hope y'all had fun yesterday? This post was meant to be for last night as we all know, but with work and all, I has or post this morning - I really should save posts and schedule publishing dates...Lord have mercy.

So here are some fabric finds of mine, let me know if you likey!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Reader Tutorial - Statement Neckpiece

So I got a mail from a reader/subscriber of this blog' called Omonike requesting me to do a tutorial on another subscriber's neck piece (Ogaga) from the 'Reader DIY' post sometime last year. I then got in touch with Ogaga to have her grace us with a tutorial of her lovely neck piece and she did! Well, I'll post it so you 'read from the horse's mouth' lol! Have fun!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Iconic DVF Wrap Dress hits 40!

Print-  check! wrap dress - check! Flattering silhouette - double check! These basic reasons make me a huge fan of DVF and her infamous wrap dress. Recently the wrap dress hit the forty year mark and boy was it celebrated!
Wrap dress designer Dianne Von Furstenberg now 67, alongside her famous friends celebrated the opening Friday of "Journey of a Dress," which is an exhibit held to honour the timeless style she introduced in the early 1970s: A flattering, easy-to-wear dress that fastens with a simple tie at the waist.
"This is the first time that I ever honored the wrap dress, and she did so much for me," said an ebullient Von Furstenberg, wearing a black wrap dress with floor-skimming yellow kimono sleeves. "She made me famous. She paid for all my bills. And tonight we celebrate the wrap dress."

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Tube Top Tutorial with Fusible Bust pad - II

Hello folks and happy new year! Did you have fun new year's eve? I know I did. Now I'm actually looking forward to my holidays. It's been work,work,and more work for me :-) I need it! anyways, let me quickly upload this post before I bore you to tears lol!  -  here's a continuation of our tube top  tutorial.
Now, after you must have cut out your lace fabric, and underlining, you layer it like so.
Lace and underlining1.