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…

#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…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #2: McCall’s 7129 Wrap Skirt

Hey friends! Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you the  second piece of my collection. It's this McCall's 7129 wrap skirt in view C that I made with this lovely floral fabric I bought in Thailand to match my bell sleeved top in my last post. It was my first time making a…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #1: Simplicity 0891 Top

Hey everyone! This week flew by so quick but I'm glad that I can at least snag a moment to gush about this super cute top I made for my Yellow & Green collection. My absolute first piece! Although I've taken my sweet time to share it on the blog, I've worn this shirt out…

My First Sewing Pattern Review With Simplicity Pattern 8180 | Short Sleeved Men’s Button Down Shirt

Happy New Month To You All! Shame on me for not sharing this post since finishing this shirt for my husband a few weeks back but thankfully it is up now and I can't wait to dish on my first experience of working with a sewing pattern. Weeellll...kind of my first. I attempted to use…

What Indecision Looks Like In A Garment | The Vintage Plaid Top With Waist Straps

Hey Loves! It has seriously been awhile but the creativity is still happening over at Create & Pray. I took a break from the sewing machine about a month and some change into 2018 (outside of giving my first sewing lessons ever to some good friends of mine) but got my creative juices back in…