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, 26 April 2013

Anchor Shorts

I saw some very cute and cheap fabric at the market that is white with blue stripes and anchors on it (I resisted buying the one that had heart shaped anchors on it) so I bought it and made some shorts.  I think it was slightly sunny for a few days whilst I was off work and I got over excited and started planning my summer outfit.  Obviously, it then went cold again and my making shorts seems mad now.  But that's what I've done.

I copied around my existing shorts, like I always do which means they are high waisted and so wide legged they look like a skirt.  I also used the waistband from some old jeans (yay for saving scraps!) which made life easier because I didn't need to do button holes.  I attempted to do a fly but that failed so the zip is visible but I don't mind that much.  And on the back I added a patch I already had that has a skull and cross bones on it to make them piratey. 

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