Made By Nomes 2012 Sewing

I set myself a task last year to make homemade gifts for my friends and family. I think I did a pretty good job of making gifts – now let me think back to some of the wonderful handmade gifts I gave as presents:

Party ¾ shorts, Girls dresses, Girls skirt, Boys shorts, Boys waistcoat, Waistcoat, Party shorts, Party trousers, Party pants, Ipad covers and a couple of Tote bags and numerous purses and make up bags. You’ll find more photos on madebynomes.com and www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

Jasmine dress green pink front
Jasmine dress green pink front
3 purses with pocket and heart lining
3 African print purses with inside pocket and heart lining

My online shop MadeByNomes.Etsy.com had it’s first sale and also finished with 14 items being sold, including 9 pairs of Party Shorts.

my first sale on Etsy - green orange purple African print shorts
my first sale on Etsy – green orange purple African print shorts

So what will 2013 bring – well I am hoping for lots of sales on MadeByNomes.Etsy.com as I have a few new pattern ideas and exciting new fabrics. I’d also like to see more Likes and comments on my Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

Wishing you all the very best for 2013.

Thanks to all my customers, friends, family. X 

Party Pant and Party Waistcoat
Party Pant and Party Waistcoat

Tribal print is hot this summer

How exciting, tribal print is making a stir in London this Summer.  See what Marie Claire Magazine has to say. – http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashion/best/25630/10/tribal.html#index=1

And if you would like to purchase some Made By Nomes designs, be sure to check out my Etsy shop or get in contact with me. x

Tribal print - yellow red bird skirt with front pockets front - For sale on Etsy
Tribal print – yellow red bird skirt with front pockets front – For sale on Etsy
African Print yellow olive green flowers shorts for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay
African Print yellow olive green flowers shorts for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay
Tribal print shorts - SIZE S - for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay
Tribal print shorts – SIZE S – for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay

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Garment Labels

I aspire to have my friends wear handmade clothes with a smile and to sell my garments to make a bit of pocket money. My 1951 singer Sewing machine is definitely up to the job, and has proved a solid worker and mostly reliable – a little temperamental which is understandable, considering her age.

Some neat, profession garment labels would ensure the items I make and sell are professional and high quality. Searching the Etsy site, I have found numerous people who print these labels and once I have the design completed, it is on my list to have done this April. Stay tuned and look out for my labels and swing tags.

Potato block printing

Whilst drinking a few Guiness’s at the pub on St Patrick’s day I was happily thinking all things Irish and that includes potatoes…… Not only have I planned a potato in my garden – one of those potatoes you find at the back of the cupboard which has started sprouting …. I hope to reap my rewards in a few months – 1 potato turns into a potato bush with at least 10 new potatoes. Another use for old and sprouting potatoes is to use them as a block to create a relief in a create a printing block to print onto fabric !!

take one potato – cut in half.

Use knife to shape out design

cover design in fabric paint

press on to fabric … repeat pattern.

I think I may practice on some paper first and use this a birthday or Christmas cards…. or maybe swing tags for madebynomes.com clothes…

The choice is endless ….. just need to get a few potatoes, fabric paint and white or cream fabric, maybe Calico will be suitable.

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!