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 My online shop MadeByNomes.Etsy.com had it’s first sale and also finished with 14 items being … Continue reading

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 www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Wear Made By Nomes daily mission

I have been thinking recently how nice it would be to wear at least 1 item of “Made By Nomes” clothing every single day. Looking through my cupboard I can see a few “Made By Nomes” summer dresses – not really appropriate for London autumnal weather … but there are 2 winter skirts and 2 tops which would work well the chilly weather … So that covers at least 4 days. My mission for the month of November is to create one nice brooch, a belt and also few key garments which I can mix and match with shop bought … Continue reading