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, 11 November 2012

Blue Skirt wih Pleats

I finally got round to digging through my fabric stash and using some remnant upholstery fabric I had picked up ages ago.  I had two pieces in the same design, one blue and one mauve.  I use the blue one for the skirt- I had less than a meter (I think, I didn't actually measure it) and used it all for the skirt, and a strip of the mauve for the waist band.  I also used a mauveish zip.  In total it probably cost me less than £3 and took a  couple of                                                                                                            hours. 

I pleated the blue fabric and basted the pleats.  Then inserted the zip and sewed the back seam.  Then hemmed the bottom and sewed the waistband in. And voila- an easy peasy skirty.

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