I had good intentions when I started this blog. I was living in my home town, Calabar, at the time and wanted to write about Efik culture, food, natural skincare and just about any exciting event. A few months into it, I left for a post-graduate degree like a “good” Nigerian kid.
The thing with a long absence is that it gets harder to reconnect or even start a conversation after some time. I had other priorities to focus on like getting the grades and earning my keep in a very expensive city. Blogging wasn’t at the top of my list. I did try to post about different activities here in Oz but being an extroverted introvert, I like my own company after a long week of socializing at work or school. Watching people create stuff on YouTube is one of my favourite past times. I’ve learned how to sew and make really cool stuff.
I’m now an avid follower of anything sewing, fashion D.I.Y (do it yourself) and other crafts. Buying my first sewing machine, the Brother SL100, was the beginning of something beautiful.
I like sewing bags mostly but I’m looking to experiment with clothes using commercial patterns from Simplicity, Vogue, and many more. I can’t explain the feeling of intense pride and satisfaction that engulfs me when I wear something I make. This Crop Top and Maxi Skirt are recent projects I completed following a tutorial by Montayo Mayo here.
Sewing this was easy. Perfect for beginners. It’s still warm right now in Oz so expect more Maxi Skirts and other easy projects. I’ll be taking you on a journey with my D.I.Y and sewing projects.
Despite what some of those Nigerian tailors (the ones that never finish your clothes on time) will have one believe, sewing is not difficult. Not really anyway. If I can do it, you can definitely do it. It requires patience though because like every other skill, you need constant practice.
Please join me as I learn to make my own clothes and accessories, travel to interesting places and eat weird, plus insanely spicy food.