Monday, 12 June 2017

HOW TO SEW DARTS FOR GOWNS

Hello ladies....
This post is long over due, i gave a hint about it on twitter and since then i have been a little lazy to edit the pictures and put up the post thank goodness its finally up! so lets begin....

The piece used in this tutorial is a gown cut to be sewn.

Front Side

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

HOW TO GET STICKY LABELS OFF YOUR FABRIC


Heya!
Most of our fabrics if not all comes with sticky labels to show the company that produced it. Most of these labels are designed with beautiful colours to attract customers and to prove their quality. The sad thing is once

Friday, 2 June 2017

FOR THE LOVE OF RED.....


HAPPY NEW MONTH!
Wow! its June already and have not made all the styles of clothes in my head. O! Ada-uju when will you stop being a lazy seamstress ehen?ehen......?lols......
I love the colour red, i dont mind wearing it all day, i see it as my saver colour. When ever i can't decide

Monday, 22 May 2017

HOW TO SEW A SKIRT DART

Its Monday!
Am looking at my calendar at the moment and am just wondering ....May will soon be over. This is one month i love because its my birth month and  am always unusually very optimistic about everything around this time because i believe me seeing this month every year is enough reason to stay positive

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SEWING MACHINE #1

Hello sweet!
How are you? This post is just a quick tip to make your sewing experience a lot easier. Nothing is as frustrating as having a faulty sewing machine when trying to stitch up a piece and at times it just kills the spirit

Sunday, 30 April 2017

HOW TO AVOID SUBSEQUENT FAILURES ON A STYLE AFTER AN INITIAL VICTORY

Hey pretty
How's your Sunday going? Mine has sure been busy! I've spent the week sewing some clothes for myself and an incident that occurred  birth this post. In  2015 one of my friends asked me to make her a gown with a complicated neck pattern

Friday, 21 April 2017

HOW TO SEW A SKIRT

Heya lovelies!
How are you? Am sure you've been up to something creative off late hmmm....? see this skirt above ? i made it in my room and a lot of compliments have been flying left, right, side and center lols.... couldn't help but  blush till my cheeks turned violet

Saturday, 15 April 2017

HOW TO CUT A SKIRT


Hello ladies....
How have you been? cool? If you follow me on twitter am sure you've been expecting this post because i tweeted about it. If not, you should, because you need to get a hint of what's coming up on the blog so just follow me here. Almost every girl wears a skirt and its one of the most popular clothing that identifies

Saturday, 8 April 2017

MY APRIL FOOL EXPERIENCE

Happy new month!

Its April...wow! i think this year is running so fast.... do i have a witness in the house ?! when its the first day of other months people send messages and best wishes to friends and loved ones but for April its a little different some people that are in love with shenanigan

Monday, 20 March 2017

MY VALENTINE GOWN (PIECE TO PIECE)

Hey beautiful! how are you? awesome i guess ?
If you are reading this post now you should have read how i cut this piece to be sewn in my previous post and if you've not its Here. Soo.... this is how the enchanted dress was stitched lols......

I started with the flay
The Flay (Bottom Part)
I wanted a turned up flay

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

MY VALENTINE GOWN ( CUTTING)


Hello my lovelies! its been a while!
This post is super late all thanks to my phone that has been acting up (like its under a spell aka Naija ogbanje)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO TO GET YOUR CLOTHES PROPERLY FITTED!

Helllooo.... ladies! whats up?
Some ladies like me are very conscious of how our clothes fit at every curve, we don"t wanna look like we are wearing our granny's night gown hehehe..

HOW TO MARK OUT YOUR BLOUSE


Hi!
How have you been?  this post has been in my draft for a while now and i have been so choked up with activities.....today, i prayed against every anti-post spell disturbing me and that's why you are seeing this o!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

NOTCHING

My people! ...my people.....!!
How are you? its the month of love and am sending out lots and lots of kisses to you, yes... you! if you follow me on facebook you would have seen the announcement i made about  my valentine gown. So am making a beautiful gown to mark that day because i can't allow all these love birds intimidate me with their red and white dresses left, right, front, back and side...lol...!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

HOW TO SHAPE SHOULDER LINE OF CLOTHES

Happy new month........!
 Am glad January is over, i enjoyed myself and had a lot of rest from last year's stress although some folks didn't let January be oo *hands stretched forward* they just kept complaining... this month is too long, ah.... are we still in January? and am like ehen ehen we are in June*side eyes*.  it was a beautiful month for me am very optimistic for February admix the whole economic palaver. Moving over to our main concern for today which is the shoulder lines of our clothes.
    If you have observed your body properly you would have noticed that the angle from your neck to the joint point in your shoulder is slant i.e  in form of a descending stairs and this is attributed to the bone formation and its arrangement in the shoulders. When cutting, shaping, and sewing shoulder lines in a cloth you should observe the slant so as to give the cloth a perfect resting fit on the shoulders.


Sketch of a blouse to be cut. do you see the slant?.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

MY FIRST BLOUSE


BASICS OF SEWING ( SIMPLE BLOUSE)


Hello...people!
 How are you doing? Cool?.....okay? I guess? . The first blouse made by me was yellow in colour, not so fitting to my body,sleeveless, round neck, just a little below my navel and the fabric was cool on my skin.
I loved this blouse so much, wore it with pride and just couldn't wait to announce to anyone who cared to listen that it was made by me. See ehen.... there's this joy unspeakable when you wear any cloth made by you and this is because you have long desired to do so. I'd be teaching you how to make yours...... lets get to work!

WHAT YOU NEED
A yard of material
Bayas
Thread
Office pins

Thursday, 19 January 2017

BASICS OF SEWING(BODY MEASUREMENT)

Hiya!
How's everyone doing? Hope well? To get positive results you have to take accurately planned out steps. So to come up with a beautiful outfit it all starts from getting your body measurements right and expressing to the best of your abilities while cutting and sewing. I had said in the last post that the bilateral symmetry of the back and front side of the body is what enables sewing to be well understood. This is because each side has been divided into sections so for both the front and back side we have a total of four sections and each section has same length all rounder. Measurements are taken at specific points, from point to point on the body in other the highlight the beauty of that side of the body on the outfit to be sewn. Emmmm......Hold on Ada-uju !So how do we go about measuring.....when we don't know where and where to measure?*Wide Grin*. Not to worry sweetie I'd show you how!


WAIST

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

BASICS OF SEWING (BODY DYNAMICS)




BASICS OF SEWING (BODY DYNAMICS)
 Hello ladies! Am so sorry for the long, long, silence. My baadd… In my last post I said we will be doing the basics of sewing next. Now here’s the gist; basics of sewing is quite large so i have  broken it down into series.  Sewing is fun!… but  when it’s not going the way you have planned it out to be its daunting. For me at this stage of my various sewing escapades, what has kept me still on the ride are the basic skills I acquired from my aunt ( she went to a standard school of fashion). In school as freshmen, we are taught the introductory part of a course and as we proceed to third or final year we encounter  the advanced aspect of that course. Now if you understood the introductory part of that course you would likely not have so much problems when the advanced course comes like a thief at night to serve u hot pepper soup hahahaha…! For you to sew you have to understand the dynamics of the female body. I mean the typical structure, the shape , all her curves and edges.So getting a dress right starts from where and how you take your measurement. You just don’t pick up the measurement tape and measure anyhow no! no! no…..!
   First everywhere is necessary to measure ya..! you heard me right! Everywhere! So when cutting you would use the appropriate measurement and everybody has a  format they follow but whatever format you have must include the necessary places like the shoulder length, bust ( breast), half blouse ( some take this at naval point of our stomach), waist. The bilateral symmetry of the body is what has made the act of sewing easy and this is so because you deal with one portion of the body at a time in four ways.

Let's start from the back view of our body. The groove caused by the vertebrae column on our back divides it into two equal halves.
Pardon my funny sketch didn't