Thursday, April 30, 2015


My husband and I were invited to a wedding of our two friends, Ruth and Lesego Shogoe at The Midrand Conference Centre in November 2014. Ruth is the songstress who blessed us on our own wedding day on the 23rd of March 2013 by singing for us and our guests. I walked down the isle to her beautiful voice singing "Golden" by Christel Mitchel . Ruth and Lesego's love story is a beautiful one which deserves a blog of it's own. The bride looked beautiful in mermaid/ trumpet cut dress, the husband was handsome in his navy suit and the bridesmaids looked gorgeous in yellow long dresses with the groomsmen  dressed in in grey suits.

A Match For Life
I got to make an outfit for myself and my husband as well. I made a turquise dresss for myself and my hubby looked handsome in a grey ForeverFaith Couture waistcoat and matcing pants. This was eight months post our son's birth so unlike the famous international celebrities I did not shrink back to my pre-pregnancy body. Without saying too much here are the pictures.

Grey Suit Pants and Matching Waistcoat by ForeverFaith Couture and Turquise Dress by ForeverFaith Couture

Getting a Kodak Moment With The Newly Weds

Ladies in Turquise: Faith, Mam Catherine and Awongiwe

My Friend Karabo and her friend Zandile

Monday, April 13, 2015


Mr. and Mrs. Nthoba

2013 was an interesting year in regards to my business and clients I had. I had two different extremes of clients. I had easy clients and difficult ones. The highlight of ending my year was a 17 year old who had no understanding that fabric shops in South Africa do not have the same fabric as overseas fabric shops and the different fabrics will never make the dress flow the same way as the one in the picture. I went to 4 different fabric places (Oriental Plaza, Chamdor, Lenasia and Jozi CBD) to find the closest fabric to hers. She did not even believe me that shops don't stock all colours anyone dreams of.

She came for her first fitting and did not like the dress fabric so I went on a journey to find another one and by God's grace I found it. I asked her sister who was paying for the dress to accompany her but she could not come. To cut a long story short she came alone, fitted the dress, said nothing to me but sent her older sister a text. She said nothing on the way I went to drop her off by her taxis stop. Istead her sister called me. After spending all the money I did, doing all I could to make a teenage girl happy, I cancelled the order and refunded her sister the money. I figured my health is much important in this instance and here I was taking my family time to make a dress which at the end costing more than I quoted the clients. Her sister understood very well I did not do this out of anger or bad service she understood her baby sister was impossible to please.

Well thanks to the young girl I had a dress for a friend's wedding since I am the same size as her (client) and I never found time to make an outfit for myself for that wedding . I have never liked royal blue colour ever but wow I loved how it looked on me. As the word of God goes: "All things work together for good for those that love God", despite the time and money I spent to put this dress together it was not a loss after all and I really looked good on that day with my red bag and matching red shoes. I even received over a 100 likes on Facebook and got an order for the same dress. My beloved hubby even bought a royal blue and white shirt and navy blue suit to match my couturegeous royal blue dress.

In My Husband's Loving Arms

The Newly Weds, Mr. and Mrs. Jiyana

Monday, April 6, 2015


I had an opportunity to serve two teenage girls again for a matric ball at the same time. The two girls are nieces (one is actually a cousin) of an aquintance of mine from church, Mr Nhlanhla Mabaso who brought his other young cousin Lerato last year for a white grecian-inspired dress. The two young ladies names are Tshepo and Mabose.

Both girls knew what they wanted and were not willing to change their minds. Mabose wanted a royal blue and white princess cut ballgown while Tshepo wanted a red mermaid cut dress. I went looking for the fabrics before I even got the deposit in order to know where to go when I go buy. Mabose's colour (royal blue) was not in stock and I had to wait for two weeks for the shop to order it.
Tshepo Fitting Her Dress

Tshepo Fitting Her Dress

Mabose Fitting Her Dress

The stress came for me when I only found out last minute that I had only two weeks to make the two dresses on top of another order from 3 clients for 2 Sepedi dresses, one Seshoeshoe and a man's linen traditional dress. Amazing through my dependence on prayer and God's interventioned I managed to complete all the orders in time. But because the girls also had exams to write the final fittings were done on the day before the ball and the dress fitted perfectly. I only had to change Tshepo's dress as per her mom's request to put in straps. Her mom felt that it was to provacative for her age as it showed cleavage when it was strapless.
From Strapless Dress To a Dress With Straps

The girls were happy, cousin/uncle Nhlanhla was happy, the moms and aunts were happy and I was happy too and I give all thanks and glory to God who helped me in making these dresses. One of the girls' cousin (another girl) wanted a navy and white suit to go as plus one with Mabose to the ball. Her suit was made by someone else. Thanks to God they had a taylor for that as it would have been too much work if it was added to those dresses. What made me even happy about the outcome of the dresses is that they made up for the dress I cancelled with the hard-to-please teenager who nearly made me cancel making matric ball dresses to avoid dealing with hard-to-please and spoiled teenagers.

Mabose And Her Cousin As Her Plus 1
Tshepo At The Ball With Her Date
Both Girls Looking Beautiful

Suit Made By Someone Else