So proud of my Sister's yoga with charity elements making it into a national magazine!!!
This little alteration technique has saved me loads of hastle in the past. I buy jeans which fit my bum and waist is any leg shape thats on sale.
I am not yet over my love of skinnies... Sorry bf jean fashion bloggers....
So I alter a straight or bootcut into skinny.
The key point here is to start high enough up. With this pair I started at the hip. Streach jeans give u a little extra flexibility if your seams are not perfectly straight or the line smooth.
Take a line from the hip running straight down to about 2 inch above the knee and then slowly tapering to the desired ankle width. (See arrows)
Then try on BEFORE you cut anything. And I try on one leg before I do the second just to check my line.
This is streatch denim but I used a regular sewing machine on a straight stitch. Make the stitch quite short to cope with the pull on the seams in skinny jeans.
All done! Easy
Depending on where you are living these have different names. I am talkimg about the tube cards you can get in different countries. I am starting a little collection of them.
Oyster card from London
Octopus card from Hong Kong
Rabbit pass from Bangkok
Ipass from Tai wan
Yes I want the catch them all. They are like a reusable souvenir!
It really is a natural progession to make indvidual cases for the ones in regular use.
So here are a couple I have made. One for a friend. One for me !
The leather is from a $20hkd (£1.80) leather variety pack from Sham Sha Po. There was some crazy leather offcuts in the pack so it is great fun to figure out what to make with them.
This quilt has a Chinese New Year flavour. I didnt fancy yet another cheesy hearts valentines quilt idea.
This year it is year of the Ram.
Fish represent fortune.
Someone will ask why I left the top right empty. I guess 4 is an unlucky number here on Hong Kong so I didnt want four fish. I was hoping to find the perfect sew on Chinese character... But it just didnt happen. Oh well i will leave it blank and keep my eyes open for that perfect thing for next year!
Its 30th Birthday season among my friends. I am sorting the accessories for the surprise party :)
We have the birthday girl headdress
The wine glass marker... A pom pom rose... I am abit excited about how awsome this idea is
And a badge to wear and match the wine glass. You can guess the birthday girl's name begins with a K !