• Fabric

    New African Print Fabric

    Here are a few pictures of the fabric I recently purchased from my favourite shop on Goldhawk Road, west London. I am planning to make a make a skirt from this fabric – similar to the pattern I found on Burdastyle – Obi apron skirt This green, yellow swirl print (or is it ying yang)will look fab as a pair or shorts or maybe a short beach dress Check out my items for sale in my Etsy shop – http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByNomes I have more photos of my favourite fabric at  http://www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

  • Tops

    Liquorice fabric Sorbetto inspired summer top

    I really like the Sorbetto Pattern and I have made made 3 tops now, with another one in progress. I have made several changes to the original pattern: Square neckline 10 small front pleats front and back neck facing (white fabric) arm facing (white fabric) elastic in the front The alterations were a bit of trial and error. I didn’t plan to have elastic in the front, however the neckline was slightly too wide, but i actually prefer the snug fit with the elastic. The facing for the neck and arm are 2 pieces of lightweight white cotton  a front and back piece – this took a white to draft as i the front and back had…

  • Inspiration

    Spring has sprung

    What a perfect day in London to have the day off work and to spend outside in the garden, brainstorming and sketching ideas for spring and summer garment. It’s too nice of a day to be inside sewing! So what do i have planned for spring and summer? Well it’s all about me, and some new clothes – so it’s got to be a pair of fitted hipster African print shorts with zipper and pockets,  Pastel pink sorbetto top with cap sleeves and interesting front detail, and a cute summer day dress !! Time to get back to the garden and prepare the pots for the summer’s vegetable crop!