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, 20 July 2012

Studded Jeans

Well I'm not sure these jeans are the most flattering but I inherited them from boyfriend whose magnificent runners legs could not squeeze into them any more.  Also he had managed to burst open the crotch thusly:

As you can see it took me 4 patches to cover the holes!  I cut the bottoms of the jeans to make the patches so the denim mostly matches, although it is a slightly different shade as the bottoms were less worn than the crotch.  I was planning to cut these into cut offs but I don't the fit of the jeans would translate into very flattering shorts so I'm leaving them long for now.  Should we actually get a summer I may rethink this.

I bought some pyramidical studs from ebay to put on the jeans, they have spikey teeth that you push through the denim, then fold over to hold onto the jeans- I used a knife to bend them to save my delicate hands.  I didn't have enough to cover a whole leg, or even the top front of some cut offs so I just did a patch shape on the front.  Perhaps if I buy some more (and let's face it I will be studding everything from now on) I will cover more of the leg.

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