Tuesday, 9 August 2016

TWINNING WITH MY AMBASSADOR


There is nothing as good as having this lil girl in my life. My kid's ambassador Aka my cute lil sister. Apart from her love for the camera I feel the camera loves her more than she does.
BERYL TOP LOVE

   Hanging over our bodies is what we call the BERYL TOP usually matched with a similar colour palazzo trouser (but not in our case). I've loved this beautiful top for so long. Originally designed and made by a popular Nigerian designer WANNIFUGA. You can check out her page on Instagram-@wannifuga.
Showing off the back
style me

mabee hautelicious


I first saw this on Instagram explore page and fell heads o'er heels. I magically imagined how good it'll look on me. 
pink high low blouse

Too aware of how expensive it'll be to get a set for myself. I promised myself I'd love myself to one.

The drapings seemed so impossible to craft out. I tot about different ways to draft out the pattern until some months ago when I was in serious need of what to wear to my course dinner. 
twinning girls
MABEE HAUTELICIOUS
beryl top back view

I met a seamstress in the hope that she would understand it best but to my surprise she called it a kimono!! -wow!! I got so angry and decided to do it myself. Luckily, I did get it right. It is one easy pattern, i promise!
WANNIFUGA INSPIRED
MABEE HAUTELICIOUS
HIGH LOW BLOUSE


    I have had orders for this too and boy!!! It is so loved. 


MABEE HAUTELICIOUS

I had to make a sample for my ambassador and you can imagine what she asked after the fitting, "can I own it after the photo session?" Puppy dog eyes in place as though I was even going to consider turning down such cute request. I found that so funny. And if you would agree with me it suits her so much 
We couldn't resist taking vain selfies for all I care. With the sun basking us, the joys of our dresses. It doesn't actually matter the length. I've seen some of various length short or long. If u notice my front crop is quite longer cos I cudnt stand showing off my midriff.
SISTERS

Here is a picture with the palazzo

It's all so lovely, you can order on her page if you love it so much. Any colour at all is loooovely!! 
Have a blessed week ahead. *swirls around with beryl top*
MABEE HAUTELICIOUS

Friday, 3 June 2016

For the love of stripes💕💕

Happy new month you all!!! It's already half a year! Wow!
I've missed this blog for real. Each time I always have in mind what to write but then eventually I never do due to mere laziness or lack of interest but not today. This post has long been overdue but it is fine.

This striped skirt has been bae for so long. I made it since year before last because I tot I would wear it. I never did, firstly because I hate to attach hook and eyes to a band and also because my novice skills ensured I made a lot of mistakes with the box pleats. Nevertheless, all that didn't stop me from rocking this beautiful piece one nice sunday.
My love for stripes can't be overstated especially deep blue and white and black and white, I can easily by pass an


y other stripe combination but not those mentioned.

I wore my skirt with a custom made offshoulder blouse. I do love them both together. I could have done without that slim belt but I couldn't cos I hadn't done the band properly but who can guess.





Trust me custom made diy's are the best though then I made mistakes with this skirt but now I can't make such mistakes doing this kinda skirt again.
Here is an illustration of it

Every girl needs a skirt like this. Could be shorter which I believe it's cuter but I needed something to wear to church. You could use a silk or chiffon fabric but with chiffon to make it puffy you need to prepare tulle or sonething. I made use of a very heavy material, not as puffy as I expected but it's fine.


From me and my really cheesy smile. Have a lovely weekend!!! Don't sweat it!! Whatever you have to force to work, let go Huns.










Thursday, 31 March 2016

The hourglass dress

This dress is so personal to me. Inspired by my friend Amaka Nwandu and also by the fact I love when women look curvilious. At first when this whole hourglass illusion thing was a trend I did doubt it could work for my own body. I mean how could just a dress make you look all curvy unless you already had the famous hourglass curves but I did try it and to my surprise it worked!
the original sketch of the hourglass dress

OK, I was home on holidays with nothing to do so I decided to call up my friend to ask if she needed a dress. Her usual self, she was more than happy to have me make a dress for her. Yippy!! More money!
Well, long story cut short I decided to snip snip with my scissors until the idea of the hourglass struck me.
After sewing her that dress it was so lovely that I had to do mine. Luckily I got the right fabric-color, texture. Not thinking too far, I knew the colour that would go with it. The end result of the dress is glorious. It seriously enhances my petite pear shape into an hour glass automatically. What more can I ask for?!

hour glass dress in the making, BODY A
 I love this girl for being my real life mannequin
finished work of the hourglass dress, BODY B
I haven't had the opportunity to wear this dress to anywhere but it has gotten so many positive reviews from people who have seen it.
I love the way this dress enhances the curvy features of my body. I do not have a strict hourglass body, like I said before I am a  petite pear shaped but somehow the geometric shaping of this dress ignores that. A good slit can never ever go wrong if you ask me, please do love your self with some (decent, flirty, softly sensual) any one can go as far as it doesn't erupt the wrong kind of attention.

The dress is a huggy one compared to the one I made for my client (I'll post pics of that one when she wears it), the pics are not clear enough to show you how beautiful the material is, stretch or plain material can do the magic. The length could be shorter but I would go with longer because it would make the dress look more graceful. And no matter how simple it looks only a good tailor can slay this dress especially the angling of the hourglass so as to give the perfect illusion of an effortless hourglass. Also note, everybody's body is different and there would be different results.
I just love this dress, I think I need more of this in my life!!!
#fashion advice: neon green goes with fushia pink and a dark shade of purple.
Some people may have already known that.

The illustration is almost a witness of that if the pictures are not clear enough.
The back of the dress has a long zip across the neck to the end of the dress and there are no purple cuts at the back. Feel free to alter the design to your own taste.
Have a lovely week ahead

Monday, 28 March 2016

How long does it take to get over a loss


Photo credit: Favim.com
It has been 7 months since I lost an aunty, a friend and a tutor; there is not one day she doesn't come to mind. its been hard really hard and I see her in my dreams too and each time in the dream I am aware she is dead.
   Problem is I just can't get over it. My life has changed since she left. i mean, this is someone i was so fund of, i told her stories, she told me too many stories and we watched so many movies together (she was a real movie freak). Best it each time she always told me to pursue my passion in sewing/drawing.
Whenever she was around and I am just sewing away, she would come around and watch me; giving me tales of her childhood.
I loved that woman!
I still remember when i had been drafting the pattern and cutting the pieces of my 'STATEMENT DRESS' she had just sat there and watched asking if i had cut it well and why I had to pair it with red...The day i wore it, she had told me how pretty I had looked in the dress. I still remember her staring vividly at a picture I took in the dress...She'd stared and stared adjusting her thick frame of glasses under the lamp light, gushing about how she couldn't get over the way I did justice to the dress in my novice skills. she had requested for a dress herself but unfortunately never had the chance to wear it.
   i miss that woman, most times i get so close to tears each time I think of her but i don't because  i really have to let her go. her death put me through a lot and I have not gotten over her or the turmoil it put me through. it hurts to even know she is gone... she was so alive, so there, so not looking like a candidate for death. it has not been easy, i swear.
i could be seen laughing, chattering away like i have got life at the tips of my fingers but i am wounded, too affected.
   Her death has made me scared to live my own life and so scared of the lives of people i care about. yea, i am getting better, i can fall asleep now without having to see her or think about her but it still has not changed the fact that the shock i got from her death makes me sacred to live, it makes me view life as empty,. Does this happen to others? or I'm i just being too dramatic? but i am too affected i want to move on, i don't want to think of her death when i am cruising high up in the sky having in the back of my mine that if she could die... the lane i am in could drop and i would too.
I MISS HER SOOO MUUCH!!! I just recently dedicated my research work/thesis to her and it took me back to how much she wanted to help me, she gave me hers told me to look at it, advised me and told me i would be so proud of myself.
   someone said if heaven had opening/visiting hours she would visit her sister. And i wish so too, just to know if she is fine and to tell her i miss hr too much.
well i pray God gives me the grace to get use to the fact that she is gone for eternity and that i am  fine and that i wont lose my life and those around me

I LOVE YOU AUNTY KATE- RIP

Thursday, 3 March 2016

IS IT REALLY ABOUT BEING OUTSPOKEN


Hey everyone, Hope we are all getting ready for the weekend because i know I am getting super ready.
I just went through my friends blog and one blog post there relates to me on another level.
I have heard all sort of things about how outspoken make it in life and i mean in every industry there is to think of.
Hearing it too much has made me doubt myself of ever becoming who I want to be. I'm a serious introvert, and not just introvert, I find it hard talking too, socializing or even able to survive in  a crowd. But i would make do if i have no choice whatsoever.
Through my short journey on earth, I have watched the outspoken, bold people get nearly everything, they get easily noticed, commended or are even believed to be smart and all rounded.
Now where does that leave me?
It's like to become successful I have to become who I am not or else I won't make any impact.
In this path I have chosen for myself, I've realized how dangerous it is, I have to be outspoken, competitive and you know all those obvious features there is. While on the other hand, any form of attention gets me so flustered and embarrassed. People see my works and expect I should just go out there, be outspoken, and just show off what I do; but deep down it doesn't just work that way because I am really not that kind of person.
I want to do well, succeed as a fashion designer but it seems there are really no opportunities for people like me, I'm left to change, adapt, cope in order to make any impact or to remain in my little small corner.
I write too, at least little stories here and there, and that is one of my medium of communicating and that is the same with drawing.
Anyway, below is the sweet write up of my friend, I really had not planned to post but when i saw it I knew I just had to.

My power isn’t in how I speak,
My strength is in solemnity and thought.
My true self is not found with people,
Its with a pen, a paper and my mind.
We live in a world that values the man of action,
More than the man of contemplation.
A speaking mouth,
More than a thinking mind.
I wanna be great but how can I be when who I am is not acceptable?
But I don’t want to be acceptable,
I want to be outstanding.
My personality will not be my hurdle,
But the reason I fight through and break forth.
                                                                          ¬NICOLE NWADIOKE
Yeah, that is pretty much how I feel too, I think more, feel more than I allow myself to express. Oh well, in the world of today I either adapt or seize to exist.
Well, that should not stop me from posting a lil sketch of mine

 This is just a fashion drawing i did for a bride crush... this lil art do no justice to how beautiful she actually looked on her big day

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

My designs in reality

Hey, you all. Hope your week isn't so stressful? May your strengths be renewed if at all it is.
My friends always encourage my designs even though they aren't the most innovative and the best out there. I truly love them for that. So today I'll be shouting out to one of them Nicole Nwadioke- thanks for always supporting me, the cheers, the advice, your comments and likes. You go a long way to boost my self esteem. You are so loved.
Well, back to the issue of the day.
My friends always support my designs, ask me to design for them and all that. The two today sew my designs and  made it come to life.
I designed this dress for my tall friend, she is an epitome of simplicity and I decided to keep everything simple just like her and she loooooved it. Though I didn't make the dress myself but I am pretty happy with the outcome of it. It enhanced her height even more.
This other design was made after I sewed the top and skirt. At the time I made the cloth I had just ended a month apprenticeship in a fashion house. So eager to make a dress I madre the top and skirt not necessarily together but it ended up going pretty good.
This friend of mine saw the design in my sketch and insisted she had to make it. I didn't sew it myself but who says another can't!
She looked so adorable and pretty barbieish.
I really love my friends, thanks for supporting me.

Monday, 8 February 2016

The straight skirt series

Happy new year!!! I know it is coming in the second month of the year. I swear this particular month is faster than the first.
A lot is happening around me, just too glad my life is almost summing up for the best in a few months.
I am so glad,a lot of people have been reading this little blog posts of mine in my absence. The views are amazing. It definitely pushed my lazy butts to write something to post. To all my readers, the returning ones and the visitors thank you so much, you have no idea how happy you make me feel. God bless you all and I love you all.
Well, the straight skirt series is definitely a straight skirt series
I can't remember what I was doing but it struck me to sew a peplum blouse and a straight skirt for myself. I had different ideas of how I wanted my peplum to look so I thought to myself why not draw it out. That I did and I painfully decided to render the drawings with the little skills I adopted from YouTube videos and looking at pictures.
It wasn't so difficult after all, though i didn't use high tech drawing and painting materials but my lead pencil, black pen, steadtler twistables, ...
I really love the outcome of it.
Now I need help selecting which one to sew for myself, someone suggested i do all the blouses. I really need one.
Im hoping someone would help me make a choice.
Well really, loving this Ankara feel.
If i am to pick which i would sew i would go with the first one by the left but the one with the highest vote is the first by the right. too confused??
So sorry the image quality isn't the best but it is quite visible.
Have a lovely day ahead!!!

LOVING THIS CHURCH GIRL CHARISMA

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