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.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Too Big Jacket to Cute Jacket

I bought a jacket from a vintage fair a while back because I loved the print (little blue bows all over it) and it was cheap (5 items for £10) but far to big and boxy with shoulder pads.  So about 6 months later I finally got round to upcycling it.  I wasn't sure what to do with it at first so I pinned and basted and unpicked and resewed etc until I had made a cute little waistcoat jacket.  It's perfect for the spring which is great given the cold winter weather we're having.

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