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.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Customised T-shirt to Tank

I only have two outfits for the gym and in weeks where I have several days off in a row I have to rush to laundry if I want to gym each day.  I found a couple of t-shirts that I had received for free for an event at last year's International Women's Day and I decided to experiment with customising the t-shirts into tanks for the gym.


First I removed the sleeves, collar, bottom edge using a seam ripper but I then trimmed some more off with some scissors anyway to make it nice and loose around the neck and sleeves.  I also trimmed the bottom so that all the edges matched. 

But I decided to jazz the tank up and bit and I've had an idea for a while about lacing up a top with a shoe lace (I actually bought some dark orange cord- 2m for 80p).  So I cut away from the sides of the T-shirt (first I flattened it, and folded it over so everything would be even and match up).  Then I used the seam ripper to cut small holes along the new cut edge.  And lace the cord through. 

I'm pretty pleased with the effect, but it would have worked out better if I'd used a slightly bigger T-shirt (this one says L in it, but that's some kind of tiny alien large I presume), I think I'll try it again to make a tank for summer.

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