Hello there,

My name is Etemi and I am a sewing enthusiast (don’t worry about the pronunciation too much). I was born in Budapest, moved to wonderful London a few years ago, and this move fuels pretty much every day of my life ever since.

I work in admissions in a greatabout-me secondary school by day, complicate simple sewing projects by the evening, so that I can rush to finish them for nights out in South East London. Yup, Peckham is my home now and in this buzzing, creative neighbourhood I do believe that everything is possible, even opening up my own shop, selling my handmade clothes one day…

That’s the dream, at least.

Until then, I hope you’ll enjoy this corner of the internet where I document my trials & errors in sewing.

(Be warned, I also love using brackets… and ellipsis (apparently), and I thought I should mention somewhere that I love to cycle everywhere!!!, and that English is my second language, Hungarian is the first. 🙂 )

18 thoughts on “About

  1. kimberly says:

    Kimberly here from Singapore. came across your blog about DIY. Love your style and the clothing’s you made. I used to DIY jewellery to sell , I can sew, however due to the hectic lifestyle of buying (job) and the lack of personal studio space,didn’t have the time to take on new projects to do. But you inspire me to going back to what I Love to do 🙂 next step is to buy a over locking machine for me once I move into my new apartment in July 🙂 keep up the good work!!!

    • Hi Kimberly! Thank you for the comment, you made my day!:) I think you should definitely get back into the game. I find it hard to find the time to do things beside a full time job, but when you actually sit down for an hour or two and do it, well…you probably know that there is hardly anything better than that feeling of creating something beautiful. Let me know how it’s going with the overlocker, I don’t have one and I’m thinking of getting one in the future too.

  2. came across your blog via Burdastyle.com and EUREKA! we got the same theme! I don’t know if it’s embarrassing like a who-wore-it-better or coz it’s a great-minds-think-alike thing-(I’m also doing the Wardrobe Architect project!!)
    Either way, nice blog topics and really enjoyed your process with Colette’s WA.

    • I know, I’ve yet to find a more beautiful theme on WordPress (not that I’m looking). And guess what, I have a pretty similarly looking, if slightly bigger…:) DIY dressform too. I’m taking my sweet time to put it on the blog, but seeing yours I’ve decided to do that next. How are you getting on with the WA project? I’m pretty much stuck to be honest. I should be figuring out what colours and prints suit me, but honestly, in reality I just go after the nice and shiny whenever I’m in a fabric shop, and forget the fact that I could actually live in black and navy clothes only, for the rest of my life. Beautiful images you have, by the way!

      • Hi Etemi, yeah I’ve just started WA and pretty excited about it. It’ll definitely help keep things in order! And your comment about black and navy made me laugh – I’ve just happened to make 1 black and 2 navy pants for work! I can’t wait to see your dress form!

  3. Hi Etemi,

    I am pleased to meet you. I am always happy to meet a fellow sewing enthusiast, I call myself a “Sewista”. 😀

    I love using punctuation marks, I over-use them actually!

  4. Hi Etemi, you’ve got a lovely-looking blog here. I love the header.

    It was great to meet you in Goldhawk Road. Look forward to seeing what you make next!

  5. Etemi, I just recently discovered your blog and I love it! I love your carefree style. I hope to come to London one day. It seems like London is a mecca for fashion. I live in Chicago and while it’s great here (in terms of fashion) I want to see other sights. Visiting your blog makes me feel as though I am right there with you!

    • Hi Latoya, I’m glad you’ve found my blog, this way I’ve found yours. 🙂 It’s great to hear that you get a feel for London, this city is my biggest love in life (after sewing…). If you are on this side of the pond, hit me up, I’m happy to show you around! I’ve only been to New York so far, but I’m curious to see more of America too.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Etemi ! Hi 😀😀😀 I found your blog via burdastyle and I tried to write some words to you there but that recaptcha deleted my verbose compliments to you !!!! I love all of your clothing and I am re-energized about making clothes.

    Love love love all of your pants and your fabric choices !

    • Hello there! Thank you, that is really kind! I am so glad you are going to continue making clothes. That “sewjo” comes and goes, but I have yet to find a better way to spend one’s free-time. 😀

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