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.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Upcycled Shirt Top

Upcycling!  Yay!
I left my old job with a few of their shirts (I don't know if I was supposed to hand them back in, no one told me to and really who would want used shirts).  So I've used some as linings for things, but for this I used the top of one of the shirts in a top.  I liked the idea of being able to see that it used to be another shirt.
I've said shirt too much.
I cut the top of the work shirt just under the arms, and attached some pink jersey.  The jersey wasn't long enough on its own, but it was twice as wide as I needed. So I cut off the excess and added it as a frill/peplum.  It now looks like a super short pink tennis dress. 

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