Fabric currently in stock for custom designs

I have recently received a few enquiries about fabric I have for skirts and custom design orders through my Etsy shop.

Below you will find a selection of fabrics that have been purchased in London, UK and are considered African or Holland Wax print designs.  These are available at the moment for use in custom design orders. Just mention the name of the fabric in your enquiry and I’ll check if I have enough in stock for your design.

Custom orders are available: You can enquire about custom orders through Etsy conversation www.madebynomes.etsy.com 

or contact me via naomi[at]madebynomes.com

Thanks, Nomes x

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Butterfly fabric in green, orange and brown
Butterfly fabric in green, orange and brown
Geometric print in green, yellow, pink
Geometric print in green, yellow, pink SOLD OUT
Abstract bird print in red, yellow, black
Abstract bird print in red, yellow, black SOLD OUT
Blue squares, green circles and yellow
Blue squares, green circles and yellow points
Abstract ying yang in green, orange, blue
Abstract ying yang in green, orange, blue
African print blue black white
African print blue black white SOLD OUT

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Safety pins print in orange, green and mustard
Safety pins print in orange, green and mustard
Dark and light green large flowers fabric
Dark and light green large flowers fabric SOLD OUT
Orange, black and white waves
Orange, black and white waves
Abstract yin yang in green, orange, blue Holland wax print cotton
Abstract yin yang in green, orange, blue Holland wax print cotton
1 blue green orange peanut shells  / 2 Blue orange S shapes
1 blue green orange peanut shells / 2 Blue orange S shapes
blue orange yellow geometric
blue orange yellow geometric – SOLD OUT

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And now a few clothing designs, handmade in Wimbledon by Nomes

SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt
SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt

A few links to items in my etsy shop: –
Bead inspired African fabric. Fitted knee length skirt with zipper

Orange, black and white wave summer shorts with elastic waist

Fully reversible elastic waist African Print skirt

Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment if you like these fabrics. x

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

 

Reversible Skirt – Tutorial

I have been thinking about making a reversible elastic waist skirt for several months as I like the idea of 2 skirts in one …. perfect for travelling or simply to wear when you think you might change your mind half way through the day!

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 changes, along with making the skirt reversible.

I’ve put together a tutorial of how I made my skirt; however this may not be the best nor the preferred way to make the skirt -but it worked for me 🙂

1. Take 2 lengths of fabric approx 50cm wide by 115cm wide. I have chosen to use a blue fabric with white spots, and an African print with blue and green colours – it also has some spots, so I think it will complement the blue and white fabric

measure 2 lengths of contrasting fabric
measure 2 lengths of contrasting fabric

2. With each piece of fabric separately put right sides together and join each fabric together along the 50cm length – this is now the back seam

sew back seam
sew back seam
back seam of spotty material
back seam of spotty material

3. Put right side together of both fabric match the back seams, and flatten out material

matching back seams
match the back seams - right sides together

4. Keep the back seams matched and with right sides together, pin together the 2 contrasting materials at the hem (bottom of fabric at 115cm edge). Sew the fabric together with a 1.5cm seam.

hem
sewing the hem

5. Iron fabric at hem to give a neat finish. Turn fabric to have right side facing out. Measure from the hem to the waistband (approx 47cm) and fold over the top fabric, continue around the top of the skirt.Then fold over the contrasting fabric to hide the rough edges. Pin both layers together

waistband measurement
measuring to mark top of ruffle on waistband

6. Stitch the 2 layers together close to the edge of the fabric.

stitching top of waistband
top stitching of waistband

8. Add 2 more rows of stitching going through both layers of fabric. First row of stitching approx 3cm from the top (if you want a bigger ruffle make this 4-5cm from the top). The next row of stitching is to hold the elastic…. mine is 2cm wide.

top ruffle and elastic stitching
top ruffle and elastic stitching

9. Lastly, at the back of the skirt, I unpicked a few stitches on the back seam, so i could thread the elastic through the waistband. I measured, cut, threaded and stitched the elastic before handstitching closed the small opening I made.

threading the elastic
threading the elastic through the back seam

The finished product!!

blue spots reversible cotton skirt
blue spots reversible cotton skirt
reversible skirt african print
reversible skirt african print

 

 

 

 

I love this skirt – the colours work really well, and it’s nice to see the contrasting fabric on the inside of the ruffle.
If I was to make the skirt again I would leave a probably do the waistband first, thread the elastic, and then do the hem – it might be easier.

Check out my blogpost for the reversible skirt I have for sale on Etsy