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

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    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. This skirt is now for sale on Etsy – so be sure to check it out. (custom orders are available! – contact … Continue reading

Green skirt with lining

This skirt I made last year at the end of summer. It is based on another pattern I saw on the Burder Style website –   Ida Maria high waisted skirt . This pattern is a great basic skirt pattern which can be easily modified for other great skirt designs. Essentially 2 lengths of fabric approx 50cm x 70cm,  1 length of waistband fabric approx 80cm x 10cm and a zipper. I modified the pattern slightly to include fixed pleats at the waist band rather than just gathered fabric along with adding lining to the skirt. The skirt has a zipper on … Continue reading

Retro fabric

I’m currently in Australia visiting friends and family and I have to admit I am kind of missing my “sewing studio”, the revving of my sewing machine, scratching through my fabric and patterns for inspiration… and also missing my boyfriend a lot. I have had some luck, while visiting my childhood home to find some retro fabric which I will definitely be bringing back to London with me. These prints will be perfect for another apron design or a skirt. Sadly not enough fabric for “party pant”; unless it’s for party shorts.