Rock Werchter – it’s all about the Party Waistcoat

Rock Werchter is a 4 day Music Festival held in the little village of Werchter in Belgium, not too far from Brussels. My personal music highlights, to name but a few, were Florence + the Machine, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Howard, Wolfmother and Noel Gallagher & the Flying Birds. I had been busy in my sewing studio for the 2 months leading up to Rock Werchter, creating some suitable “Party / Festival” clothes. With time quickly evaporating, I packed a bag of sewing essentials as we departed London, so I could do some last minute sewing on … Continue reading

Green “Party Pant” for sale

I have just completed my second pair of “Party Pant” for my Esty shop ! This unique pair of casual unisex trousers, referred to as “Party Pant” have been made out African wax print cotton fabric with pink and yellow geometric shapes on a green background. Made with an elastic waist and drawstring, 2 front pockets and French seams throughout for additional strength.  The fabric has been pre-washed to prevent shrinkage and colour run. These are for perfect festivals, lounging around the house and everywhere in between ! Size – M Price – GBP 15 plus postage. 1 currently available (unless a made to … Continue reading

“Party Pant” for Etsy

This week I have been working on 2 pairs of “party pant” to sell in my shop on the Etsy website. The trousers are not yet finished, but here are some photos of the fabric I’m using and some steps in the construction. Be sure to take a look at my shop on Etsy  http://www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay

First order for “party pant”

I have recently received a few enquires regarding the “Party Pant” and possibly making them for people other than my boyfriend. So over the weekend I bought a pattern and took my first order for “Party Pant”. I have almost completed the construction of this first order and as of this evening I just have the hem to finish. I don’t want to spoil the surprise of the first public wearing (scheduled for later this month); however I can tell you that as these are “Party Pant” they have been made from one of my many African wax print fabrics … Continue reading

Sewing with Selina

Selina popped around to my place 2 Sundays ago for a sew and take home workshop. She had in mind to design and make a fitted apron with big pockets which she could use during her up coming summer festival activities. After an initial lunch break (food is very important before starting a project!) then some serious research, design ideas, some umming and arring and help for a top website http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crafty_tool_belt our afternoon make and take home session got under-way. Using blue curtain fabric,  purchased cheaply from a North London charity shop as the base of the apron (strong thick cotton fabric) mixed … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading