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, 2 October 2011

Hound Skirt

I bought some cheap hounds tooth fabric from the market (hence the blog post name if you were wondering) and decided a winter skirt could be made from it to look rather snazzy/snuggly.  By the time I'd moved house, got my internet sorted (who can sew without episodes of The Big Bang Theory playing in the bkgd?), and actually made the skirt we had moved into some unprecedented hot spell (precedented I suppose in the sense that the weather and climate has been loopy for the past few years owing to climate change, but I find out-of-season weather to be most disconcerting), and my skirt is slightly unwearable.  As are most of my clothes actually because I took pains to bring my winter warmers when I moved, sigh...

Anyway, I used a home-made pattern, the only one I've been able to make myself, for a pencil skirt (high waisted).  The finished product is probably slightly too small as I've put on weight since making the patter, but I've starting taking bums, legs, and tums classes at my local gym (sooo painful) so this will soon be rectified.  Also I made find the fabric a little prickly without a lining (didn't think to put one in, as I've moved I have less space to sew and no table in my room so I sewed the skirt first on my bedroom floor, then on my bed so I think I did fairly well), but when the weather gets colder I can wear tights.  :)

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