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.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Halloween Costume- Cave Girl

Much pondering but I ended up at Cave Girl for my costume for Halloween, I had one day to complete the outfit and I'm pretty pleased with it.

I bought a metre (1.5m width) of leopard print fabric from HobbyCraft for £7.99.  I wrapped it around my body and pinned it in place, then folded the top edge over about 2cm and sewed around this edge.  I then fed some elastic through the tunnel.  I then eyeball measure a piece for the shoulder strap and sewed that on the top of the dress.  I then cut the dress shorter and cut triangles from the bottom to look ragged.  I cut a strip of the fabric and cut into it to make it also look ragged without losing the length and I'll use that as a make shift belt (just like the most fashionable cave people did I'm sure). 
I used a sheet of thin white foam to make a bone for my hair and some smaller bones for a necklace to match.

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