Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Me Made May '13

 'I, Kerrie Curzon of Charm & Laundry, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment, as well as pants/knickers and bra each day for the duration of May 2013'

I've left this so late as I want to include my Spring coat, which has yet to be finished. So, I either have to not go out, be cold when I go out, or finish it really quickly! I also want to make some tops as I seem to have tons of dresses and hardly any tops to wear with skirts. The biggest part of the challenge for me is wearing a self-made bra every day of the month.

I also want to take photos this year, as every year I never bother, or hate what I see. So whether, they're laid out on the floor, on my tailor's dummy, or actually worn by me, I will document my makes in some form. I have a tripod now, so no excuses!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Embroidery machine

Big Jersey Pants!

It's been a long time since I bought any new pants/knickers, obviously, but it's been a long time since I made any for myself. I've got lots of my 'puffy pants' style and found the ones that are fading beyond use are my shop-bought jersey pants. What I don't like about a lot of them is that they leave half of the bum hanging out! I'm a firm believer in BIG pants. So I used the lower half of my swimsuit pattern and made these.

They sit pretty high, so I will make some that sit at hip level but I wanted to make them pretty big for my first attempt. I've made jersey shorts before but I've slowly realised that I really don't find that style comfortable. I also tried to make a pair of jersey briefs a long time ago before I really grasped the whole idea of stretch. They were the strangest misshapen garment I've ever seen.

I really like these, so I'm going to make some to sell as well, as I feel the need to share the big pants love.