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.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Pattern Haul

I recently accepted a giant bag full of fabric from boyfriend's parents (used some for the lining to my new denim bag) but inside there was also a decent stack of patterns in the bag too.  I haven't had chance to look through them properly but there seems to be a lot of excitingly seventies styles, unfortunately my preliminary scan suggest that none are in my size :(  But it's hard to tell as sizes have changed so much, and people have changed so much (for example I have made a dress with a 26"waist that fitted, I do not have a 26" waist as it would have required me to carry my internal organs around in a bag, but it was a hippie pattern from ye olden days and the "waist" size was actually about 6" higher than a modern waist measurement) so I will have to see what the measurements are and where they are taken from.

I particularly like these two, firstly for the awesome 70's hair, and secondly because those two women in the front are clearly bitching about the lame girl behind them.

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