• childrens clothing

    Mini Party Waistcoat

    I found a simple toddlers waistcoat pattern on the Burdastyle website last week and decided I would test out the pattern and make something for one of my friends children. The online pattern is for a size 2, so I adjusted it slightly so the waistcoat would fit a 3 year old. I also decided that it would be very cool if the waistcoat was fully reversible and also had a few pockets. Here is the finished item – I just need to add so ultra cool buttons. The pattern was downloaded for free from the Burdastyle website – thank to arsonista for uploading the pattern and instructions. http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/orlando-toddler-vest

  • childrens clothing

    Clothing for Children

    I have been looking for ideas and inspiration for new projects – things to make and sell, and things to make for birthday presents. A few hours on Google and looking at Burdastyle website along with other sewing blogs, I have a few ideas for future projects. I have friends who have children so I may spend the rest of this month in my sewing studio creating some girls dresses and maybe a boys vest. I think my 2 god children will receive a few handmade gifts from me later this year 🙂 Hopefully I’ll have a couple of items I can add to my Etsy Shop too! A few…

  • Inspiration

    Business card, first draft

    I have spent the past few weeks trying to put together some artwork for Business cards and clothing labels. Here are 2 designs – let me know what you think.   Online shop name has now been updated to Made By Nomes – www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByNomes

  • Party Pant,  Party Waistcoat

    Rock Werchter – it’s all about the Party Waistcoat

    Rock Werchter is a 4 day Music Festival held in the little village of Werchter in Belgium, not too far from Brussels. My personal music highlights, to name but a few, were Florence + the Machine, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Howard, Wolfmother and Noel Gallagher & the Flying Birds. I had been busy in my sewing studio for the 2 months leading up to Rock Werchter, creating some suitable “Party / Festival” clothes. With time quickly evaporating, I packed a bag of sewing essentials as we departed London, so I could do some last minute sewing on the waistcoats during the 5 hour drive to Werchter. Luckily…