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Episode 18: Fearless Making with Jasika Nicole

December 04, 2017

Jasika Nicole

Jasika Nicole joins us to chat about shoemaking, red carpet DIY, handmade beauty products and more. She’s a fearless maker who will try anything! Her approach to making is inspiring and her creative spirit is infectious.

Janome Jem


  • Note: the Etsy retailers Jasika Mentions in this episode are no longer selling blog bottoms. You can search for clog bottoms on Etsy to find sources for these!
  • Handmade by Carolyn’s Clogs

#sewphotohop day 7 Favorite Skill: Mine is patience. I used to think it wasn’t a skill, more of a personality quality that you either had or you didn’t, but I was wrong- patience can be developed, honed, and mastered to suit all sorts of needs. A few years ago I knitted the bodice of this lace dress almost to completion THREE TIMES before I got it right, but I refused to give up on it, not because I am a masochist or a perfectionist, but because there was no need to rush and I had nothing to prove. Slowing down and finding solace in the rhythm of repetition is one of my favorite things about making, and has been one of the sweetest ways in which my patience has been developed. (Details of this make are on my raverly page: HYMagic)

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  1. Awesome episode ladies! Great to hear from another LA sewist. I just wanted to say that I LOVE sewing roundups and am always looking for new ones! As a fairly new sewist, they are an endless source of inspiration to me!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thank you Erica! That is really nice to hear! Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Carolyn says:

    I’m so glad I found you!! I love podcasts ; this was great fun to listen to, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I have to admit I’ve just gone back and listened to “nearly” all of the episodes, and had to just pop back to leave you a comment and let you know how awesome this is and how much I am loving it… Jasika Nicole is great fun too and an amazing maker, and thank you for the mention of me too. I’m reeeeeally looking forward to listening to more of your episodes, the very next thing I’m doing is to go and count my patterns… !!
    And you both have the most lovely speaking voices too!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thanks so much Carolyn! We are glad you found us, too! We love your blog and all of your making is so inspiring. Can’t wait to hear how many patterns you have!!

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