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, 8 August 2010

Jeans Jacket

I was kindly donated by five pairs of jeans by my friend Richard (through this I discovered that men's jeans are comfortable, sensibly wasited, and have pockets big enough to fit things in!!!) to cut up and use the denim.  I unpicked the seams up the legs, and used old patterns I had made when I had made a dress.  For some reason Richard prefers a button fly so I had 3 buttons to use and some pre-made button holes also.   I cut a front pattern piece using the back of the jeans- utilising the back pocket to make a front pocket.  I was able to use the left over waist band to make a cuff, but didnt have enough for two and had to use left overs.  Not quite finished the collar yet.