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, 14 November 2012

Customising a T-shirt- XL work shirt to cute everyday Tee

When I started working at my job we had temporary t-shirts before we got proper shirts, they were all XL and bright teal* and said ASK ME on the back in big letters.  Now we have shirts the tees are unneeded but unwearable at present and needed significant adjustment.

I cut the section off the back which said ASK ME, and also the section on the front which said the name of my work, then sewed the top back on to the remaining body.  I took in the side seams quite a lot because it was far too big.

Then I removed the sleeves and sewed them back on further up the arm (as the shoulder sat half way down my arm before).  I basted the top of the sleeves and pulled it tight so it scrunched up, then I sewed over this scrunch with the sewing machine. 

Then I cut a white square from the section from the back and a teal heart from some left over teal and sewed that to my sleeve. 

*It's bluey-green.

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