Written by: Chuma Gqoli Hey sewing friends. I was super excited and nervous when Tino asked me to write a feature for her blog. So sewing inspiration… At first it made perfect sense but then I got into writing and suddenly I was stumped. I quickly realised that for me that’s a very broad and multifaceted and loaded word that is closely tied to my reason, … Continue reading Sew Loungewear Challenge – Inspiration!
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
Welcome to my first October post, my Birthday month and the start of the best sewing season – spring/summer. Today I’m bringing you all the florals, all the knits, all the sleeves and of course all the love from these bodysuits. When Megan Nielsen contacted me saying that they were re-releasing the Rowen pattern in extended sizing and would I be interested in reviewing the … Continue reading Floral Bodysuit Extravagenza!
Hello hello lovely people, before we start with the last post of my mini series, thank you so much to so many of you that showed an interest to learning more about South African cultures, I too have learnt so much. Today I’m sharing half of my culture, the Tsonga culture, I was very excited for this post and saved the best for last. The … Continue reading Heritage Month – Tsonga Culture
A look into the Xhosa Culture and their traditional attires with the use of Umbhaco. Continue reading Heritage Month – Xhosa Culture