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.
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.