Hello Forever… by Nissi Adeola

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​I walked out of the safe shelter of my abode
Into the torrent of rain pouring just outside
Rain strokes hit my body like piercing arrows
Disguising the tears cascading down my cheeks
I raised my eyes to the dark clouds above
Which portrayed the stormy state of my shattered soul
If only I could turn back the hands of time
I’d have held on to your hand as you breathed your last

I’d have joined my feeble strength with yours
As you fought your very last battle
Hugging you so tight
So my scent would accompany you to the unknown land
But I couldn’t
Couldn’t watch as death snatched you from me
Couldn’t watch as you fell, defeated by death
Couldn’t watch you embark on an endless journey without me…

I hated you
Hated you for leaving me
Hated you for accepting defeat
Hated death more for defeating you

Now, I stand
All alone in the rain
As memories of you flood my heart and mind
Wishing you were here with me
Wishing you didn’t have to say goodbye forever
But beyond the wishes
I carry you in my heart
Knowing that you live on through me
I’ll get all the happiness I can get
Knowing that your happiness is in my happiness
So, when death claims me
In a battle that I cannot win
We’ll again say hello forever
Together again to be separated no more
For that way, we would have defeated death… forever!
Till then,
Remain in my heart
My love.

Photo Credits: Google

Dedicated to everyone who has lost someone dear to heart

DIY Sewing Classes with OloriAjoke. #2

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MALE BUBA

Good morning peeps, I believe you had a great week. Last week we treated pencil skirt, I hope you practised it, if you have them, you can post pics of your practical in the comment box. 

Now, so as not to be gender biased, we would be treating male buba this week. It could be fitted or unfitted depending on how you want it, it’s still the same process; long or short sleeved but my sample sleeve measurement is long. Now let’s go straight to work. You need the following measurements :length, shoulder, chest, waist, hip, sleeve. 

Please get your measurements, below is the sample measurements for this lesson.

Please get your measurements, but for this lesson, we would use this sample measurement (interpolate in your measurements): please note that (II) used in this lesson means inches.

L – 32, Sh – 19, Ch – 40, W – 36, H – 36 (same measurement would be used for waist and hip)

Now, Cutting

Using the above measurement,

  1. To cut out the width of the buba, add 4II (seam allowance) to the chest measurement. i.e 40+4=44II out of your material. Then, divide into two. Therefore we have 22II each.
  2. For the front cut, pick one of the 22II piece and fold into two, measure the length using the exact length of the buba i.e 32II so the front cut will be 11II by 32II. (see fig A)
  3. For back cut, pick the other 22II piece to measure the length. Add 31/2 (edge folding + shoulder joining allowance) to the length i.e 32II + 31/2 = 351/2. Back cut = 11II by 351/2. (see fig B)
  4. Place the front cut on the back cut such that the 31/2II allowance is left at the top. Fold the back to fit the front cut.
  5. Slant the shoulders by 11/2II on both. (See C). Then measure the shoulder using shoulder measurement divided by 2 plus 1/2II i.e (19II/2) + ½ = 10II. Mark out the 10II
  6. Neck measurement. Front – 3II by 2II. Back – 11/2 by 23/4. Fold the shoulder to fit again to check if the neck is equal at the shoulder. Cut the front about 5  inches low for the front flap. (See C)
  7. Shape the sides with the body measurement.
  8. Cut the front and back facing
  9. Cut the sleeve using 10II for width and for length add 4II to the length (24 + 4 = 28II). Sleave = 28II by 10II)
  10. Front pocket = 51/2 by 51/2
  11. Side pocket = 11II by 81/2II 

(See D)


SEWING

  1. Fix the front and back facings
  2. Fix the front flap
  3. Join the shoulders
  4. Fix the front pocket
  5. Join the sleeve
  6. Join the sides, fix each side pockets after each side joining, leaving about 6II slit at the sides
  7. Fix bottons at flap.

There, your buba is ready.

Thanks for following through. Next week, we would treat trousers. Till then, please practice. Leave your comments and questions in the comments’ section and i would give answers. See you all next week. Cheers. 

DIY Sewing Classes with OloriAjoke. #1

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So, finally, it commences. *I’m out*

Good morning dearies,

It’s finally the D-day, I’m Ajoke Fashanu, an economist and a fashion designer, owner of OloriAjoke Outfits. I’ve been longing to meet with you all. I’m so glad for this opportunity given to me to impact knowledge, thanks to Inspy’s World. 

Fashion is simple

Fashion is interesting 

What you need to excel in it is interest and then creativity and then practice. I implore us to practice the lessons for better understanding, correction and perfection. I’ll try to make it as explanatory as possible since it’s a DIY✂ session. I learned that the previous teacher has taken us through the basic sewing tools and equipment and I believe she has done a great job on that and so for this lesson we will be going through how to make simple pencil skirt. 
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE PENCIL SKIRT. 
Measurements. 


The measurements needed to make a pencil skirt are: length, waist and hip. Picture 1 above 👆 shows the parts of the body to be measured. The length is from the waist down to your desired length. So, please measure these body parts and write them down. For this lesson, let’s take this for example, Length(L)-23, Waist(W)-30,Hip(H)-40.

Get your material!

Cutting.

1. Divide the waist and hip measurements into 4 i.e for the waist, 30/4=7.5″.for the hip, 40/4=10″.you can write this down or put it in your head. 

2. For the front cut, fold your material into two using the divided hip measurement as it’s the wider measurement and add 2″ sewing allowance. Therefore, the width of the front cut will be 10+2=12″.remember L-23 so front cut gives 23″by12″. (Please note that sewing allowance is the space between the edge of material and stitching line) See picture 2.1 below

3. For the back cut, fold your material into 2 using the following measurements: divided hip measurement plus sewing allowance plus zip and slit allowance.  So we have 10+2+4=16″ therefore back cut will be 23″by16″. See picture 2.2

Note: for a pencil skirt without slit and zipper, the front and back cut are the same. 

4. Place the front cut on the back cut for shaping leaving out the zip and slit allowance which is 4″ as in picture 2.3. The waist line is the upper part of the cut. Measure 9″ from the waist line to get the hip line, mark the point. See picture 2.3. At the waist and hip line measure the waist and hip respectively adding 2″ sewing allowance to each. That is, for waist, at the waist line measure the divided waist measurement 7.5″ +2″=9.5″, mark it. For hip, at the hip line measure, 10″+2″=12″.shape the down part of your cut using total hip minus 1″ (12″-1″=11″). Join the 3 points together. See picture 2.4


N.B: all measurements should be done from the front cut. 

5. For the back cut, measure 15″ from the top, mark it. Then, cut out 2″ from the top to the marked point to get the slit. Divide the slit into 2. See picture 2.5 above.

When you open your cuts, they should look like pictures 2.6 and 2.7


Sewing. 

1. If needed, turn the cuts with your lining. 

2. Fix the darts. 

3. Fix the zipper and the slit for the back cut.

4. Join the front and back pieces together using the waist and hip measurements divided by 2. Don’t forget your waistline and hip line.

5. To give that pencil shape, at 15″ from top, measure hip minus 3″ or 4″ depending on how pencil you want it to look bit remember easy movement (I.e 40/2=20, 20-4=16″).

Your skirt is ready.

Don’t forget practice is key. 
Next week, we’ll be learning how to make a blouse, don’t miss it. Leave your comments and questions in the comment box. Have a lovely weekend.