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.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Getting Shirty

Made this slightly 70's style shirt for my friends for christmas.  Not quite finished yet, cos he insisted in going to work instead of coming for a fitting. Grr. 
I drew my pattern pieces by drawing around one of his other shirts, then adding a seam allowance, and cutting out the fabric.  The shirt body was quite easy to put together, as were the sleeves.  The collar was a bit trickier because I did it wrong, but I've learnt my lesson for next time.

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