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akinola o.


Austin, TX

Member since:

October 20, 2011

What is your history with sewing?

I started sewing about six years ago. I start a project by sketching the dress I want to make,I draft my pattern and cut my fabric and finally sew it together.

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

I have three machines back home- one for straight sewing(singer),another singer for embrodiery and a babylock machine.I have not bought a machine here yet because have made up my mind on the type of machine I want to buy but am buying one very soon.

When you make a mistake while sewing, what do you do?

The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I make mistakes while sewing is how I can turn the mistake into a design and I always try to do that. In cases where design is not neccessary I try to correct my mistake.

What's your favorite thing you've ever sewn? Can we see a picture?

A dinner dress for a friend some years ago.I don't have the picture.

If skill, time, and resources were no issue, what would you sew right now?

A short straight and fitted dress with a boat neck.


My name is yemmie, am from Nigeria, I just moved to Austin a week ago from Nigeria where I was a fashion designer. Am very passionate about making clothes and I look forward to learning a lot from the group.

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