Hello lovelies, I’m so excited to share with you the making of my first formal dress. One of my very close friends got married on Saturday and she asked me to be a Mistress of Ceremonies (MC) for her big day. I was so happy and honored as I knew them both separately and as a couple. They have such a beautiful friends to lovers … Continue reading Making my first formal dress!
Hello lovelies, it’s been a while since I did a blogpost but we’ve been under strict lockdown here in SA for most of winter and I guess I also decided to just hibernate. Anyways, a friend of mine got married on the 12th of August, she did a civil ceremony at home affairs and a lunch. I wanted a simple dress to wear and I … Continue reading Re-Creating a Ready to Wear Dress!
Hey friends, today’s blog will be short and sweet. I just felt like I needed to document my little cow print dress as a blog. I’m in love with this dress so much, the fabric and the pattern I feel were destined for each other. The McCalls 7969 pattern is a very popular pattern amongst us home sewists, just search the hashtag #m7969 on Instagram … Continue reading A Little Cow Print Dress – McCalls 7969
Hello friends, February is black history month in the USA and I live in South Africa where black history month isn’t something we observe but still a big part of our culture as a country. You only have to look at our many public holidays to see this. Even though my country doesn’t observe black history month, I am still a black person and as … Continue reading Celebrating Black Creatives – Giselle Dress by Sew Style Me Patterns
Happy Friday, today we continue to celebrate heritage month and I would like to highlight the Batswana culture. My sister’s father is Tswana, so I have lived quite close with Tswana people and have a good grip of the language, Setswana. Batswana people originate from Botswana and in South Africa they settled in the North West province which was called Bophuthatswana during the Apartheid era. … Continue reading Heritage Month – Batswana Culture!
A look into the Xhosa Culture and their traditional attires with the use of Umbhaco. Continue reading Heritage Month – Xhosa Culture
Hello Lovelies, welcome back to my blog and welcome to September. I’m looking forward to the start of spring here in the Southern Hemisphere, this winter seemed longer than usual. This September, I am doing a mini series on South African cultures and fabrics in celebration of Heritage Month. 24th of September is Heritage Day and a national public holiday here, the day celebrates the … Continue reading Heritage Month – The Nguni Print Dress.
How to use the slash and spread method to hack the Ogden Cami by TrueBias into a Maxi Dress. Continue reading Ogden Cami to a Maxi Dress!
Hello lovelies ❤️ I’m so happy share this new pattern by Megan Nielsen, the Olive top and dress. This pattern is just my style, relaxed fit and cute little details that make it unique. I loved making this dress but I made some minor changes just so I can wear it now during winter. When I make something, I like to wear it immediately and … Continue reading New Pattern – Olive Dress by Megan Nielsen Patterns.