• Party Pant

    Introducing the “Party Pant”

    These trousers have been affectionately named “Party Pant” by our friends after their first public appearance at SW4 Music festival at Clapham Common 2010. I think the name is perfect and has stuck. Version 1 – the original “Party Pant” I’ve made one alteration since the initial construction – added 2 side pockets with closures. This meant a little bit of unpicking and restitching.     Version 2 – Wireless Music festival “Party Pant” I love the colous in this fabric and the front pockets are really good. My boyfriend received numerous enquires on “where could one purchase such cool trousers from?” and Radio station Kiss FM were interested in whom/where they were made – “Shut…

  • Party Pant

    Saturday morning “Party Pant”

    Last weekend an early morning alarm startled me awake, and briefly I thought it was another weekday morning …. Luckily it wasn’t; however I was now completed awake at 6:30am on Saturday morning … 6:30am !! What to do ……how about make some bright “Party Pant” for my boyfriend to wear to Wireless Festival in Hyde park later on Saturday. Amending a size 8 elastic waist trousers pattern (bought for £1 from Ebay) I fashioned some African wax print cotton trousers suitable for my b/f. I added 2 front pockets and also adjused the front to be fitted with 2 darts and the back has an elastic waist. Total construction…

  • Skirt

    Cute little skirt

    I used the following website as a tutorial for this “Milk Maid” skirt. http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/2009/11/milkmaid-skirt-tutorial.html The use of bias binding on the pockets and around the hem is fantastic – as well as being contrasting in colour, it was easy to apply. I did try and make my own bias binding; however is was rather difficult and so much easier to buy !! The tutorial was easy to follow, and I feel confident that I could make another one of these skirts in about 2 hours. I really love this skirt – it’s very comfortable, the pockets are a good size and the African print design is bright and colourful. I…