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…

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…

#SewTheStash2019 & #100DaysOfSewing: All About My 2019 Sewing Challenges

With the first month of 2019 coming to an end, I realized that I haven't shared on my blog two  of the new sewing challenges I made for myself for 2019. It was just a few days into January and I found myself wondering what on earth I was going to do with sewing. Much…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #4: Simplicity 8642 Top

This year, I really wanted to challenge myself to try things that I would normally be afraid to commit to. One of those challenges was to do an Instagram sew along. If you are not familiar with a sew along, it is basically when a group of sewers online agree to work on a  specific…