Tuesday, January 3, 2023

We've MOVED! | New Platform

 Hello, Friends! This is just an announcement to say I've moved the blog to my own domain! It's been time to take the plunge and solidify my brand so I hope you come with me to the new platform on Squarespace!


Add my new url/rss feed to your blog reader: http://www.thetelltaletasha.com/blog?format=rss

Here is to more making, crafting, sewing and DIYs in 2023!

See you over there!



Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Last Big Pattern Haul for 2022 | Simplicity, McCall's & Know Me Patterns

 Hello, Friends! This really is my last blog post of the year. I am so excited about what is to come next year and I hope you are too! I've gotten a surge of creativity and excitement about sewing and content (and TRAVEL ;-)) so stay tuned for what I whip up lol

Today, I want to share my last pattern haul. It's full of Simplicity Patterns, McCall's Patterns and Know Me Patterns. Check out the vid and let me know if you have or want any of the patterns I've picked. And is there anything I NEED to pick up?? Let me know in the comments!

See you in the new year!



Tuesday, December 27, 2022

My Favorite Gifts to Make

 Hello, Friends! Years ago, I used to surprise my friends who had just given birth with a handmade blanket in the theme of their newborn's room or something related to their name. Well, around 2019, it had been quite a while since someone had a baby, and then in 2020, I stopped sewing for almost a year. Of course in 2021 a number of "pandemic babies" were born, but basically, I forgot that's something I do lol One of my friends had to remind me and now I'm back on the wagon.

I get the fabric and binding for the blankets from JoAnn Fabrics. I use a fleece fabric for the back, a flannel fabric for the front, and then packaged blanket binding to hold it all together.

Although I consider myself a "selfish sewer", I don't mind making gifts for people (especially babies) when it's MY idea lol. If I thought of it, I'm excited to create it and a lot of love is going into it. 

Hopefully, these blankets will keep these new fresh babies warm and cozy for the rest of the winter! 

What are your favorite gifts to make people? Or are you against it completely??

Be back soon!


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

A Quick Dress for a Gala | McCall's 8339

 Hello, Friends! So, suffice it to say, I lied. lol I said I was taking a personal sewing break for the remainder of the year and then a few days later I needed a new dress. I was going to a Gala and I misread the dress code and thought it was cocktail attire. I had a dress ready in my closet for that, but something made me look at the event details again a few days before the gala and I realized it was actually black tie. I had one or two dresses in my closet, but not that I was interested in wearing for this event in particular so I did what most of us do... went to my sewing room to look for a pattern and some fabric lol

This is McCall's 8339, View C in a size 16.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Kylie and the Machine Countdown Calendar Review

 Hello, Friends! I LOVE a good advent product... ESPECIALLY when it's chocolate! But this time, I opted for something sewing related...LABELS! I did a review of the Kyle and the Machine Countdown Calendar on my YouTube channel. It is kind of chaotic lol but it's also HONEST. Let me know what you think!

See you sooner than you think!



Friday, December 2, 2022

Surprising Versatility | Viki Sews Tally Bustier

Hello, Friends! I'm back with what is probably my last personal make of the year. *gasp* I feel like this has been a great sewing year for me and I was able to grow and experience a number of different sewing skills. And I experienced quite a few in this top specifically.

This is the Viki Sews Tally Bustier in a size 44, 170-176cm height.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Another Nigerian Wedding | Vogue 1426

Hello, friends! I was invited to another Nigerian wedding last month and this time, I was given the opportunity to wear the aso ebi of the wedding party! Aso Ebi is a uniform dress or dressing code/style that is worn in certain African cultures as an indicator of cooperation, camaraderie, and solidarity during ceremonies, events, and festive periods.

Out of this beautiful Aso Ebi fabric, I made the skirt from Vogue 1426 (OOP) in a size 14.