Hey, I’m Etemi,

I was born in Budapest and I moved to London in my early twenties. I bought my first sewing machine as a Christmas present to myself, and once I learned how to make a cushion cover there was no going back.

The first garment I ever made was a fully lined backless dress, which looked perfectly fine, but I am still amazed how it did not fall apart while wearing it… Since then, in the past 10 years, I have taken several dressmaking and pattern cutting classes, and I have been sharing my makes on my blog, The Secret Costumier, in the last 5 years.