Party Favourites

I love African wax print fabrics and I just LOVE how awesome the fabrics look when made into “Party” clothes.

These vibrant colours and fun designs are perfect for festivals, a day at the beach or a stroll around the grocery store 🙂

These items are handmade by me – Nomes, and each design is unique.

Get your own “Party” favourite from Made By Nomes Shop or madebynomes.etsy.com

cute skirt with pockets
Nomes wearing a “Party Skirt”
Party Pant and Party Waistcoat
“Party Pant” and “Party Waistcoat”
Custom made "Party Waistcoats"
Custom made “Party Waistcoats”
party blazer blue green orange
Handmade “Party Blazer”

 

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/

Party Pant and African Print designs for Rock Werchter

Made By Nomes designs will be making an appearance at Rock Werchter next weekend. With only 6 days to go, I have been busy in my sewing studio every day after work revving my sewing machine to finish the African Print outfits for our music festival adventures!!

Dylan will be sporting some awesome Party Pants – 4 different prints. Here is one I have finished.

festival Party Pant
festival Party Pant

Angus will be seen in this awesome Party Waistcoat

Madiba Party Waistcoat

And be sure to look out for me in my Party Shorts 🙂

party shorts with side zipper

 

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Party shorts for summer

I love bright colours and bold geometric prints. I have a few styles of prints and a few meters of fabric crying out to be made into these cute little shorts. Just perfect for fun in the sun!

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green orange African print shorts
green orange African print shorts
green orange purple elastic shorts back
green orange purple elastic shorts – back
green orange black shorts madebynomes
green orange black shorts madebynomes
Nomes wearing green orange purple African print shorts
Nomes wearing green orange purple African print shorts

These are for sale on Etsy – GBP15 with free postage.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/94018182/green-orange-purple-african-geometric

And see my other items that are for sale – www.madebynomes.etsy.com

Party Short Pant

With summer fast approaching I have decided the use my Party Pant pattern and make a few pairs of shorts for sale on Etsy and for me to wear.

Etsy online shop – www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByNomes

Be sure to check out the original Party Pant

party short pant blue african print
party short pant blue african print – size extra small UK8party short pant blue geometric with black and white internal waistband
party short pant blue geometric
party short pant blue geometric with black and white internal waistband

“Party Playsuit”

Simplicity pattern 5981
Simplicity pattern 5981

I used this retro pattern I borrowed from my mum’s sewing cupboard to make this cute little playsuit/jumpsuit (View 2).

I was busy sewing this garment the evening before I wanted to wear it, so  I was rather pleased that the pattern was really easy to follow, and total construction time was less than 3 hours !

I wore the playsuit to a friends farewell “summer party”. The fabric print is bright and cheerful, and the playsuit design reminds me  of carefree childhood summers.

Link to previous blogpost with a picture of “Party Pant” and my “Party Playsuit”

After the initial wear of the playsuit, I decided to made a couple of changes to make the playsuit bodice fit more securely – this did include unpicking the back section, cutting and restitching.

back of pattern modifications
View 2 - back of pattern modifications

Changes made are:
– lowered the back
– added 2 rows of elastic on the back

I am really pleased with the finished garment, and hope that I get another chance to wear it.