Yellow & Green Collection Recap: Will I Ever Create Another Collection?

After my long awaited debut of my final pieces for this collection, I wanted to recap the highs and lows of this venture and if this is something I would want to do again in the future. In my previous post where I introduced the idea of starting a collection, I talked about what inspired…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #6: The Beaded Yellow Top

Somebody please cue Boyz 2 Men because we have finally come to the end of the road with this collection. The final piece is complete and I couldn't be more in love. I completed this yellow top earlier in the year and just getting around to blogging about it (whoops!). I used Simplicity 8602 in…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #5: NewLook 6544 Ankara Pencil Skirt

This post is long over due and I know - this collection has gone on forever but we are literally at the end of it. This skirt is one of the last two pieces in the collection that I will share before I recap my experience making a collection. I took a minute to actually…

The Perfect Tasseled Clutch

It's recommended when sewing to have what they call "palette cleansers" in between projects. Palette cleansers are another name for those simple projects that are quite effortless to put together to ease your mind before approaching a more complicated sewing project or to simply get your sew-jo (sewing mojo) back. I was in need of…

Self Care Moment: I Had My First Two Custom Clothing Clients!

Back in December, a friend of mine from college reached out to me about making traditional African attire for him and his girlfriend. He said he really liked my work and wanted me to make them outfits for his father’s 60th birthday party. I was so humbled by that because you really never know who is…

Third Times A Charm: McCalls’ M6649 Striped Button Down Shirt + How To Create A Pocket Band

So let me tell you something about this here pattern. First and foremost, it is the very first pattern I ever owned. My older sister Nelly bought me a class on how to alter blouse patterns on Craftsy (now named Blueprint) and the class came with McCall's M6649 button down shirt pattern. I was so…

Why I Chose To Make My Wedding Reception Gown & Lessons Learned

On November 10th, 2018, I had the honor and privilege of marrying the love my life and Chief AGAIN! I emphasize "again" because in my Nigerian culture (most specifically my Igbo culture), we typically have two weddings: A traditional Igbo wedding ceremony and a church wedding (also known as white wedding or American wedding). In…