Thursday, October 29, 2015

Behind the Seams: DIY Blazer (Pattern Review)

Simplicity Pattern 1542, DIY Blazer

Hi there! Hope you're having a great week!

Just stopping in to share details of a DIY blazer I worked on last week. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a picture I posted about it. Here are a few more pictures of the inside of the blazer, plus a pattern review.

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Hidden Gem" - DIY Pants

Simplicity Pattern 2700

This fall, I'm slowly going through my fabric stash and finding gems that I almost forgot I this lovely stretch denim fabric I purchased from Joann's about a year ago (similar here). When I saw this fabric, I had no idea what I would make with it, but I knew I had to buy it. I think the subtle emerald color was what drew me to it. The fabric actually shimmers in the light; I guess my camera didn't pick that up in these pictures.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mudcloth Maxi Shirt Dress

Mudcloth Maxi Shirt Dress, DIY Shirt Dress, New Look Pattern A6180

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your week is going well. This chilly weather has got me really just wanting to stay under the covers all day long... Even with my flu-like symptoms, I still find myself wishing I can, but when you have 2 toddlers running around the house, your work is never done! Ah, the joys of motherhood!

Just wanted to share pictures of this maxi shirt dress I made earlier this month.

Monday, October 19, 2015

CURRENT CRAVINGS: Fall/Winter Patterns

Right this very moment, as I type this, I wish I were sewing. Unfortunately, I'm not, because I haven't feeling too well lately. Runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat...I think you get the picture. I'm getting better though, but I blame it on the weather change. Be it as it may, seasons change. That's just the fact of life, and I have to live with it. I'm happy and blessed to be alive, so that's just fine with me. 

Since I don't have a DIY outfit post to share today, I figured I'd share some patterns that I've been eyeing recently.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Yellow Lace + Green Aso-Oke

My Style Oasis, Nigerian Lace, Aso Oke, Gele Styles

Hello again!
For some reason, I feel like I've been dragging myself along this week. Can't wait for the weekend to catch up on some that's actually possible! Lol! Wishful thinking, I guess. Here's to hoping that all this yellow will help put a pep in my step!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Splatter on White

My Style Oasis, DIY Ankara Peplum Top


Hope you're doing well. How was your weekend? I enjoyed mine at a birthday party with friends and family on Saturday, and of course church service at RCCG Love Assembly on Sunday.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Ordained" - 5 Things I've Learned About Working For God

Ankara Styles, Gele

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

- John 15:16 (KJV)

Thursday, October 08, 2015


Camouflage Pants, Sequin Sweater

Happy Thursday!

Hope you're having a great week so far. Mine has been quite busy, and I'm looking forward to enjoying the weekend by catching up on some much needed rest. Speaking of catching up, my hubby and I recently started watching the new season of Vampire Diaries that was just released on Netflix (season 6), and it's like we were on a marathon! We literally binge-watched the entire season in 4 days! Lol! I know it's like a high school teenage type show, but it's definitely entertaining. Do you watch the show? Who is your favorite character?

Monday, October 05, 2015

As Tall As A Giraffe

New Look Pattern A6176

Hello! Hope you all are well. A cold front literally just came over the East Coast late last week, and it rained almost all weekend. We were anticipating Hurricane Joaquin to make its landfall yesterday, but thankfully, it missed hitting the shores. Anyway, because of the weather, I enjoyed my weekend by spending my entire Saturday indoors with my hubby and kids, enjoying some much needed family time. And then, we spent our Sunday with our church family at RCCG Love Assembly. Hope your weekend was nice too.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Zebra Print - DIY Cape

~ Pattern Review ~
Simplicity Sew Simple A1521 

DIY Fall Cape, Simplicity Cape Pattern

Happy New Month! And Happy Independence Day to my fellow Nigerians.

I can't believe it's October already. The year has gone by really fast. And yes, Fall is definitely here. I woke up this morning to very chilly weather. Looking forward to cuddling up under the covers and enjoying hot tea and cocoa this season.

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