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.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

The World's Best Trousers

Oh yes oh yes, I have created the worlds best trousers (suddenly Im thinking Blackadder), all the stuff I wrote in my previous post was balls BTW.

I had to make new pattern pieces, this time I turned my trousers inside out and put one leg inside the other, then flatterned them out and used the seam as a guide.

I drew around the front and the back so I had two different pieces.  I then added the seam allowance.  I then pinned this to my material and cut around.

I sew up the legs, then turned one leg the right way around and put it inside the other.  I sewed up the back but left the front open to allow for a zip.

I have also added some folded material (which I probs should have augmented with bonding or something that makes things stiffer) to the waist.

Im not sure what to do with the cuffs as if I turn them up the trouser (which are already cropped as I didnt have enough material) will be very short.  But I dont have a nice piece of material I can use to add cuffs, its just a lot of scraps.

Well Ill keep you posted, I know how my fans need to know these things.