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The Kasunmus: First Look

9.06.2016


Do You Know What Today is? It's OUR ANNIVERSARY, ANNIVERSARY! Yaaaaassss.. It's Officially Our 1 Year Anniversary and I Am Super Pumped Right Now. On 9.6.15, I married my king. One of my best friends asked me how I would describe our first year marriage.. and I really couldn't put it into words, so I said Exciting.  It has been an amazing year (we thank God)... One thing I think we learned this year is how to really work as a team and support each other. I thank God for our first year of married and pray we celebrate many many many more in Jesus name. Amen!

In the pictures below, I'm sharing Our First Look.. First looks are when the bride and the groom see each other before the church ceremony. Ola and I decided to do a first look and even take pictures before the ceremony so that we can save time and also take our time with pictures. Nigerian wedding ceremonies sometimes takes longer than planned, which leaves less time for pictures after. 
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HOT SUMMER

8.25.2016


So this summer was definitely one of those really HOT summers, when you feel like doing nothing because it is soooo hot outside. The day I took these pictures... I literally got dressed because we were supposed to go to an event in DC, then I stepped outside and couldn't breath. The in-between takes of these pictures consist of me trying to catch my breath. And as soon as we were done taking pictures, I turned myself around and went right back inside.. There was no way I was going to that event in that weather. The event was an outside event too.. 

The top I'm wearing was made by me 2 years ago (Pattern Review).. I wore it on the Philly Fabric Tour with Sassy Sewer. It's a super cute summer top with a crossed back. I paired it with some boy friend short jeans, leather bag I purchased while in Greece, and wedges. 

What are you doing to stay cool this summer?


How to take a Selfie




Peace Always


Jennifer Lopez Boyfriend Shorts

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L A C E L O V I N '

8.23.2016



Do What makes You HAPPY and Be Done with All the Rest


Hey Queens! Long time no blog.. If you follow my business Instagram Page, @yetundesarumi, or my snapchat, @sewurbane, you know I've been super busy. It's really hard balancing work, business, blogging, Pretty Girls Sew, YouTube, and hanging out with family/friends. I'm learning to schedule my time and prioritizing what is more important. 

Anyways, this dress was sewn a few months ago, but I still wanted to share the details with you. It was a franken pattern using Vogue 8943 and Vogue 9021 as guides. Vogue 8943 is a pattern for fit and flare lace dress, I only used the bodice pattern and the slip pattern; and Vogue 9021 is a pattern for a fitted dress with butterfly sleeves, but I only used the skirt pattern and extended it to my desired length. 
When I purchased this fabric in 2014, in Nigeria, I wasn't sure what I wanted to make with it. I finally decided to make a peplum dress that has unfinished neckline and hemline. 
In addition to the Bodice and Skirt Pattern, I drafted and added a peplum for a more flattering look. I made the slip significantly shorter than the dress hemline to give it a sexy look. I loved how the whole thing came out. 

I styled the dress with a rose gold clutch purse and floral pumps. More pictures below..




Used exposed zipper as the closure 



Thanks for Reading..
xo, Yetunde.

Vogue Pattern 8943 and 9021
Pattern Review for V9021
Just Fab Floral Pumps

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Skirt-Over-Dress

6.21.2016




"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein

Hi Urbanites! How are you all doing? It's been a while since I've blogged. I've missed it and missed you guys. I really really do.... :/  

Okay moving on to the outfit I'm wearing, which I wore to a friends' wedding. I made the dress using Burda Style 7178. This is actually my first time sewing a Burda Style pattern, can you believe it? It was pretty interesting how they put the patterns together.. For example, I've never made a dress that has a lining and also a neck & arm hole facing. There was also an underlap for the slit which I didn't understand, so I omitted it. I chose the pattern because I wanted something different and unique, but not over the top for the wedding. I searched the internet to see if others have made the dress and wanted to see what it looks like on them but I wasn't able to find someone that had made the skirt-over-dress version.

I've been noticing the skirt-over-pants trend everywhere, and wanted to make something that represents me, something classy and stylish. By the way, the dress is fully lined, but not the skirt. Also, they are 2 separate pieces that can be worn on their own. I decided to pair my outfit with a gold belt and a pair of gold shoes I wore at my traditional wedding. 







Thanks for stopping by..

xo, Yetunde.


Skirt-Over-Dress Pattern: Burda Style 7178
Hair: Crotchet Braids by me
Earnings: Wantable
Shoes: Betsey Johnson Prince d'Orsay Evening Pumps


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Sewing Supplies Needed for Beginners

4.18.2016



Hi everyone!!! :D Long time.. I wanted share my list of Sewing Supplies Needed for Beginners with you. These are the list of items that got me started with sewing, in 2012, and I still have/use most of them. If you're beginner or would just like to learn how to sew and don't know where to start, this list is a great place to start. I've also posted a youtube video on my youtube channel with more details and pictures of each item listed below. Scroll down to watch the video..

  • Magnetic Seam Guide
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Glass Head Pins
  • Pin Cushions
  • Sewing Machine Needles
  • Measuring Tape
  • Beeswax
  • Seam Ripper
  • Tailors Chalk
  • Safety Pins
  • Ruler
  • Measuring Gauge
  • Scissors
  • Tracing Paper
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Tool Box
  • Notions



As usual, thanks for stopping by and also checking out my video. Don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel {Sew Urbane}..

If you're an intermediate or expert sewer, what sewing tool or supply helped you a lot in the beginning?

xo, Yetunde.


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