Monthly Archives: January 2014

Skirts & Pincushions

Yesterday I started to make a denim skirt from an old pair of jeans. I did not take a before picture but I am very happy with the result.

I folded over the legs so the bottom of the jeans were level with the bottom of the fly. I the cut along the folds. I unpicked the inside leg seams. After a bit of tidying the edges the gusset was sewn flat.

After unpicking one seam in each leg, the opened legs were sewn in to the gap front and back.

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The seams were then overlooked and the hem pinned. I hemmed the skirt with a double band of stitching.

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The skirt was then finished. It’s very comfortable to wear and will get more use this way.

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I’ve also whipped up a wrist pincushion using some fabric scraps and a bit of elastic.

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I’ve dabbled before….

I’ve tried blogging In the past. I even managed to keep it up for a month or two. What’s different about this time? Nothing, something, everything?

I make no promises about my frequency of posts. To start with this is for me. It is somewhere to host all my crafts. I love Ravelry for my fibre crafts and I’m starting to love threadbias for my sewing. Both sites are great in their own way but here is my own little space.

I want to design, I want to publish. I want to have the motivation to finish my patterns. I have some I’ve been working on and should I complete them I want to use this space help promote them. Until that time these are my crafty adventures.

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