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.

Sunday, 25 July 2010


Need a warm top for a cool summer night, but conventional cardigans leave you hot and bothered? What if its a humid spirng day and you're worried about rain, but a traditional jacket would cramp your style? Sound familiar? Look no further than SLEEVES, yes I said sleeves.

I took some old hoodies which I didn't want, one had a stain on it and the other was just a bit old and dull, and turned them into Sleeve Tops.  I took some inspiration from an old top my sister had, and some crazy clothes I saw on the antiform website:
I took inspiration from this site, but like to think of my clothes as rather less scary.  Also mine didnt require any actual sewing or skill, which is always nice.  I just had to cut in a fairly straight line, I did cut the cream top rather wee, oops.  But my blue one worked out rather lovely.  And I added a button, for some jazz.

Any suggestions as to what to do with the leftovers...