The sun is shining, the cat is sitting on my toes to keep them warm and all is peaceful in the house (yes, I'm the only one up:) and it's Sew-Happy Sunday!
A chance to share with us all the sewing that you've been up to over the past week.
Embroidery, dressmaking, hexies, free-motion quilting, even mending - as long as it's sewing we'd love to see and/or hear what you've been up to.
How to share?
You could leave a comment here or on the Sew-Happy House Facebook page,
or you could leave a link to your blog using the linky tool at the end of this post - then
we could come and visit you :)
This week I have been very busy - no, frantic may be a better word - scrambling to complete a pair of trousers at TAFE.
The brief: work in a Design Team (wow, it sounds so cool!) to create a range of trousers inspired by 1980's culture and fashion. Now the 80's were fairly memorable fashion-wise for some ghastly trends - big perms, enormous shoulder pads, neon and rip-stop nylon - but look beyond the superficial and there was some great design going on.
We called our design team The Bold and The Beautiful (did you know that soap is still going!). We took our inspiration from innovative Japanese designers and - wait for it - MC Hammer's happy pants to come up with this spring-summer range.
Gathers, darts, high waists, cuffs and a monochromatic colour scheme.
Mine are the third from the left and feature contrasting cuffs and cute little gathered pockets on the back.
Our fabric choices were restricted to what was in the studio - so it's just as well we also had to make a standard size 12
as I'm not all that keen on wearing red!
Part of the brief was that we had to incorporate a fly zip.
Now this was a both a challenge and a revelation. They look sooo complicated and I did muck up my first couple of attempts on samples, but now I have them sussed and I'm feeling almost blasé about approaching the mending of two broken fly zips in my mending pile (that have been there for considerable time :)
I have been very busy in the sewing room here at home too, but for the moment that is secret squirrel stuff! I have a little secret that I should be ready to announce in the next couple of days!
So - what have you been up to?
We're keen to hear, it's always so lovely to hear other's sewing stories.
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Cheers for now,