Swing tags

Happy Easter Monday and hello April 2013 – oh how the the time is flying this year! It’s that time of the year when one feels they need to have a spring clean and de-clutter the sewing studio space. Whilst trying to do a tidy up, I found plenty of small pieces of wonderful African print fabric that I couldn’t quite bring myself to part with.

Handmade swing tags: With a bottle of glue in one hand, fabric pieces and luggage tags in the other hand, I created these new swing tags for my Etsy items. I think they look pretty interesting, and a nice new ending place for the small scraps of fabric 🙂

MadeByNomes swingtag closeup
MadeByNomes swing tags
MadeByNome swing tags March2013
African Print swing tags for finished items

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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Geometric Reversible Skirt with Spots

I made this little skirt on Saturday, using some African wax print cotton and some spotty fabric – it is the same pattern as the skirt in my reversible skirt tutorial 

 

reversible skirt both ways
reversible skirt both ways

I initially got the idea for this skirt from  http://verypurpleperson.com/2009/12/easy-full-skirt-and-little-tutorial.html. I have made a few adjustment to suit my choice of fabric.

It was pretty easy to create – just 90 minutes of time and using only 2 lengths of fabric, elastic and my trusty Singer sewing machine.

reversible skirt African geometric print on
reversible skirt African geometric print
reversible skirt with black and white spots
reversible skirt with black and white spots

This skirt is now for sale on Etsy – so be sure to check it out. (custom orders are available! – contact me on naomi@madebynomes.com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81099354/fully-reversible-skirt-african-print-and

I have other items for sale in my Etsy online shop -Made by Nomes – http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByNomes

And here is another one of my favourite skirts. I found a pattern on-line which I adjusted so it would suit my needs.

Features include a wide fitted waistband, 4 front pleats and a side zipper. I also added a polyester lining so I can wear it in the winter with tights. I love this tartan print! This one’s not for sale in my Etsy shop but do let me know if you want a custom made skirt 🙂

blue tartan pleat skirt with side zip
blue tartan pleat skirt with side zip

 

“Party Pant” for Etsy

This week I have been working on 2 pairs of “party pant” to sell in my shop on the Etsy website. The trousers are not yet finished, but here are some photos of the fabric I’m using and some steps in the construction.

orange african print swirl stitching
Stitching the side seam
green pink african print pockets
double stitching the pocket
sewing machine and party pant
my sewing machine and 2 party pant fabrics

Be sure to take a look at my shop on Etsy  http://www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay