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.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Cut Off Denim Shorts

So, I have problems buying shorts.  Similar to my problems buying jeans and trousers in that I struggle to find the correct fit, although somewhat remarkably I picked up some jeans in a charity shop for £1 which fit perfectly (remember that).  But my other issue with shorts is that I want to cover both my exciting lady body parts as well as my less exciting budget underwear.  The, always enjoyable, high street seems to be of the opposite opinion and limits my options to shorty-short shorts that I can barely put on anyway. 

The point is that I don't have any shorts that fit or are long enough, and we finally seem to moved into some kind of hot season and I'm stuck in jeans or tights.  So I went back to those £1 jeans and decided to turn them into cut off shorts. 

1. I tried on the jeans and mulled over how long I wanted the shorts

2. I took off the jeans and turned them inside out, then measured 11cm from the crotch and marked that on the jeans.  I wanted the outside edge of the legs 2cm shorter so I marked those 2cm shorter (it's rocket science here I hope you're keeping up).

3. I cut along the markings on one leg.

4. I folded the jeans in half and used the first leg as a guide to cut the second.

5. Then turn right side round and tried on.   Hmm not sure they fit great, a little snug in the thighs which I didn't really noticed when they were jeans but now somehow feels and looks a lot more prominent.  But still I have shorts I can wear in public which is nice.  After going in the wash they should fray a bit and look all cool.

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