Etsy Shop: Made By Nomes

I have recently updated the name of my Etsy online shop. Be sure to search for Made By Nomes on www.etsy.com as I am regularly adding more garments for sale.

www.madebynomes.etsy.com

Recent additions are:

patterned and orange waistcoat size 2
Size 2 for toddler – geometric patterned waistcoat with orange lining
blue black white waistcoat with spots. Adult size M
luggage tags
luggage tags
African bead fabric skirt front
African bead fabric skirt front
African Print Oven mitt
African Print Oven mitt

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.

work trucks and spots waistcoat
work trucks and spots waistcoat - size 3-4
work trucks and spots waistcoat reverse
work trucks and spots waistcoat reverse
fabric bought for kids clothes
fabric bought for kids clothes

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

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 websites and pictures I pinned today

http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2010/01/tutorials_01.html

http://tearosehome.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/tutorial-scrappy-corsage.html

http://threadingmyway.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/dress-girl-around-world.html

http://www.burdastyle.com/projects

 

 

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 I wasn’t asked to drive the car, as I may have struggled to sew on buttons and change gears at the same time!

Here is a selection of photos taken at the festival show casing “Made By Nomes” outfits. I would like to say a big thanks to my models – Angus, Dylan and Hendrick – you guys rock!

Party Festival Pant and Party Festival Waistcoat
Party Festival Pant and Party Festival Waistcoat
Party Pant and Party Skirt
Party Pant and Party Skirt – enjoying some beers

I must say that our Party Clothes were very cool – the show stopper was definitely the “Party Waistcoat” teamed with the “Party Pant”. Dylan and Angus had plenty of people stop and want to have their photos taken with them…. not sure if i should rename the clothes to “Festival Pants” and “Festival Waistcoat”?!

I also have a few pictures on my twitter feed @MadeByNomes and on facebook.com/MadeByNomes

For more info about the festival, you can check out the Rock Werchter site http://www.rockwerchter.be/en/