Empowered Sleeves




You Are Amazing, You Are Beautiful, You Are Smart, You Are A Child of God, and You Can Do Anything You Want to Do!! This is what I've always believed and lived by, thanks to some of the amazing women that have looked out for me all through the years. And this is what I try to instill in every girl and women around me. We have to continue to empower each other not matter what. 

Empowered. This is what I felt when I wore this top. I literally felt like I could conquer the world, especially after tackling those sleeves. The top is absolutely beautiful and I was glad to finally use this print that I have kept for years.


Pattern Description: Misses' Wrap Tops and Dresses with Waist Tie. Fitted tops and dresses have sleeve and length variations.

Pattern Sizing: I cut out the Pattern Size 14 (I should have went smaller).. I think the size runs big a little, especially in the bust area.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the website once you were done sewing with it? I believe so.. 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were pretty easy to follow. 

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the sleeves.. They are so beautiful.

Fabric Used: African Print from the Stash.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  No alteration made. The only thing I did was fold and stitch the tuck before sewing the seam on the sleeves. This made it easier to stitch the tuck and press the sleeves.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I will, but in a small size and maybe a solid color fabric.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definitely a must have. It's also trendy.

Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. 


Stay F A N C Y



Hi Everyone!!! I'm backkkkkkkkkk.. Sorry for being away for literally over a year. Make sure to follow my instagram pages (@SewUrbane and @YetundeSarumi) to see what I've been up to. My plan for 2018 is to make time to sew for myself AND BLOG like I used to.. at least once a month. To be honest, every time I make time to sew for myself, I feel guilty and tell myself that I need to be using that time to work on my clothing brand, YS. There's always something going on with it. But this year it's going to be different... I'm challenging myself to do some Selfish Sewing for ME!

Moving on to this FANCY number... I decided to start the New Year with something GLAM and Classy. The moment I laid my eyes on Vogue Pattern 1572, I knew I was going to make it and also which fabric to look for. I loved the square neckline, peplum, and wide leg pants. 


Pattern Description: Close-fitting lined top has front and back peplum and back zipper closure. Semi-fitted pants have side zipper closure

Pattern Sizing: I cut out the Pattern Size 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the website once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so. 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, until it was time to turn the lining for the top inside. The instruction suggested that you stitch the neck edges, armhole edges, and lower edges.. Do Not Stitch the Lower Edges! Instead, after you stitch the neck edges, armhole edges, Turn the lining inside, and THEN stitch the lower edges. I made that mistake and couldn't turn the lining inside, so I had to cut the stitches from the lower edges in order to fix it. So my top ended  up being about half an inch shorter. 

Decided to cut the hem of the top instead on using a seam ripper. Ain't no body got time for that! 😁

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the simplicity of the design. Definitely my kind of style. And it was so comfortable to wear.

Fabric Used: Metallic Tapestry Jacquard Black from Joann's

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I didn't make any pattern alterations or changes except for having to cut the hem of the top, which made it about half an inch shorter.

Would you sew it again? Yes, most definitely. Probably in another fancy jacquard fabric.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, no regrets.

Pattern: Vogue 1572
FabricMetallic Tapestry Jacquard Black from Joann's
Lip Color: Retro Matte Liquid LipColour by MAC Cosmetics


Kente Off-Shoulder


Hi Loves!! Hope you guys had a wonderful week. Sorry I've been quiet for a couple of weeks.. I'm currently recovering from a major surgery (Myomectomy), to remove some fibroids I've had for over 5 years. I'm doing and getting better each day, I'm just glad that the surgery is over and I can go back to being ME! Healthy Me! Fibroid is something that A LOT of women have and some don't like to talk about it.. But thanks to the women that have shared their experiences so others can learn about and be prepared to deal with their Fibroid. If anyone wants to talk or have any questions about Fibroids, Myomectomy, or anything else, feel free to reach out to me.

The Kasunmus: First Look


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. 



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

© Sew Urbane • Theme by Maira G.