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, 17 February 2013

Upcycled Shirt

There was a pile of uniform samples at work that we could take- so I did.  I took a plain grey shirt ( size too big) and a long sleeve white jersey top ( size slightly too small).

I mulled over what to do with them, besides arranging them in various positions on my floor.  Then decided that the only logical move was to cut them up and sew them together.  So I cut the top off the shirt, and unpicked the sleeves as the shoulders sat in the wrong place so I needed to take them up.  And attached to the body section of the white top.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Mustard Yellow Flower Top

I had a fun day off last week of a dentist appointment and an interview in two different towns (both different from where I live) and involved a wide variety of buses and trains, but also somehow led me to the fabric shop I used to visit.  I bought some yellow flowery jersey from the remnants bin, I decided to try to make a top and a skirt.  I used a t-shirt and a wrap around top as guides for my pattern pieces and the construction was fairly simple although I was severely stimed by trying to hem jersey. It goes all crinkly, and I think I will unpick it and replace with lace.  I added lace to the mid section for some detail and fun.
 Above is the top deconstructed, so you can see all the pattern pieces.  There was only five pieces in total and some lace so it was fairly simple.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Little Stegosaurus Friend

Not fabric related but I've left you so long- this is my little clay stego that I made today.  It will air dry and then I might paint it but at the moment I like the natural clay look.