Emem Patrick By Julie Ibok. Have you ever learnt a skill that came in handy for your personal need when you least thought about it? Read how Emem Patrick sewed her own gorgeous wedding gown barely two weeks to her wedding and made herself up on her wedding day. Emem Patrick is a graduate of Marine Geology from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She’s the CEO of Emines stitches and Empress make-over. The Beginning ... A biblical proverb says train a child in the way he (she) should go... Emem started sewing at an early age. She could remember when she used to cut her mother’s wrapper and sew it with a needle and thread. While she was in secondary school, her mother saw the passion she had for sewing and bought her a sewing machine. Again, at the University, Emem enrolled at a Fashion Design school. She also started receiving training in Makeup Artistry. Her motivation for enrolling at a Fashion Design School was to learn “how to sew to avoid an argument with tailors” she said.