Welcome to Atelier Otubu!

I know, I know, it’s not the easiest of names to remember, but it perfectly sums up what this small studio in the heart of Peckham is about. You see, my name is Etemi Otubu, I have been sewing for myself all my adult life, and I am now ready to share the sewing love in all kinds of ways in this little atelier.

If you fell in love with a dress that’s way out of your price range, just knock on my door, chances are, I can make you a similar one.If you’d like to learn how to make it yourself, even better, I’ll teach you how to do it. When I am not sewing for others, or teaching you lovely people how to make gorgeous clothes that fit you like a glove, I will be creating clothes by giving new life to some already beautiful garments (watch this space!).

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  1. 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!!!

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. 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!

    1. 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. 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 !

    1. 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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