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The Problem with Patterns

Okay, so I was originally planning for my first project to be hemming and redesigning some sleeves on a dress I own. I was, however, talked out of that and told I should get more practice first before I potentially destroy something I love. 241 more words


The First Few Stitches

After spending months fantasizing about everything I could make, and watching countless videos on YouTube, I finally got my own sewing machine for my birthday, this past week. 340 more words


Starting to Sew

After a rather drawn out saga with my sewing machine I finally got around to using it.

Rewind over a year to the last time I tried to use it and it didn’t work: My aunt ‘fixed’ it. 523 more words


Afropunk 2016 Day 2

Hey folks,

I’m so happy to say I made it back to commodore park once again for Afropunk day 2!

Today’s blog comes written literally from the floor of the red stage. 241 more words

Design & Business

Afropunk 2016 Day 1

Greetings from Afropunk!

No seriously, I’m writing this blog post as I wait in line for fried mac n cheese.[*note: the fried mac bites were everything.] As I look around, I just can’t help but think DAMN I made it down to Brooklyn, New York to be amongst my people. 263 more words

Design & Business

The Plantain Top

When I first started sewing a year ago I was really wary about spending money on the wrong things. I had a sewing machine but nothing else, and honestly starting from scratch with fabric, notions patterns etc isn’t cheap. 458 more words


The Laundry Bag Finished

So I have finally finished the first sewing project in my new sewing room.  Did I mention that I now have a sewing room?  Its a rather grand title for my son’s bedroom which I have taken ownership as he moved out a year ago.  273 more words