African print cushion covers

I had some fabric left over from the lengths Dylan gave me to make his Party Pants…. so what better way to make use of the fabric than to construct some African print cushion covers for Dylan’s sister in South Africa.

3 cushion covers
3 cushion covers

These covers fit cushions of 60cm x 60cm, have 6 ties on the back to secure the covers – makes for interesting back design and also very functional. I think these look great – What do you think?

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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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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African print bunting

A trip to Cornwall at Easter reinforced my feeling that it’s important to have a nice looking campsite, and to be comfortable !

List of this to brighten up a camping trip- ( 3 things to start with!)

Bunting – a must have, and I will be busily making some ahead of the next camping trip which planned for early May

Wellington boots – as long as they are brightly coloured and it’s not raining! Here are a pic of my boots I bought earlier this year from Joules – I love these, not only comfy, but perfect for slipping on when in a hurry to get from the tent to the loo !

A comfy chair to lounge in while watching friends slave over the camp fire, so to relax in while sipping a cold beer… or warm red wine (if you forgot to pack the esky!)

Neither of the last 2 items I can make, so I will be making some bunting- much to the disgust of my b/f.  He doesn’t like crafty stuff!

I have already cut out some trianges from offcuts of fabric, and will sew these together in the coming week.

bunting materials

Take 2 triange peices – with right sides together sew along the 2 long sides. Fold the to right way. repeat with all pieces.

Stitch the open ends inside bias binding and there you have it …. a length of bunting, perfect to brighten up any campsite or garden !

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.

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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