It's all around the water cooler at the newly opened sew spot, a chance for me to discuss some of my sewed creations, and for you to listen, or rather read.
Around 18months ago I was given a sewing machine for my birthday by a relative who will remain nameless, (but there is really only one person who would buy you a sewing machine right?). I didn't sew then so it seemed strange, but I had made a few cusion covers and decided to try something a little trickier than two squares sewed together in stright lines.
Ive subsequently made skirts, tops, dresses, bags, and some very unfortunate pajama trousers. I love nothing more than visiting haberdasheries (doesn't everyone?), and buying materials, ribbons, buttons, and plenty of other things I have no need for and no where to put.
As well as wearing home made clothes, with all the benefits such as making something that really fits, picking exactly the material, styles, and colours you want, and feeling quite the princess when people raise an eye and ask 'oh, did you make that yourself?' (always a compliment, natch.) Its also made me more experimental about what I wear, developing my own style, and as a result where I shop.
I have a cute little bob hair cut now, and am on the look out for a little 30's hat, or possibly a jazzy headband.
I always photograph my creations, good and bad, and will upload and describe them as I go along. So you can bask in my brilliance, and imitate to flatterate. I go on burdastyle.com quite often to see images of other peoples creations and find them inspiring even if I don't like exactly what they've made I can tailor it to suit me. Hopefuly I can do the same for other people.
p.s sorry about the url, I wanted something simpler but alas I was thwarted by the internet...
Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.
I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.
One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.