Materials: fabric scraps, various coloured thread, string, typewriter, embroidery thread, bell
1. Make little strips from fabric scraps. Type some favourite words on a piece if you like.
2. Scrunch into a little ball (add a bell inside if you like)
3. Wrap threads and string to bind together.
4. Layer further with more thread and fabric to taste.
A simple bed of moss (grabbed from the garden) in a canning jar with upturned sugar bowl as the lid. (Glassware obtained from my mum’s clutter pile.)
Miniature gravestones (bought for $20 on Etsy) are magnified on close viewing.
A 4 quart storage jar (a neighbour was throwing out) with a collection of succulents (cuttings from a neighbour).
Create patterns for any style (eg. high hip fifties, bikini) to fit your individual shape exactly.
Ecotip: Recycle stretch cotton from old t-shirts if you like.
Kitchen plastic film wraps twice around abdomen & once front to back over crotch. Tuck in edges to resemble briefs.
Cut down sides & let form fall to floor. Cut vertically down middle. Keep one half. (This is your base pattern)
Lay straight edge of pattern on fold line of fabric. Outline with chalk, smooth-curving the inner leg lines. Cut.
Fold front to back. Sew side seams. (Don’t worry if widths of front/back at the sides are different at this point!)
Try on, and take a piece of chalk to refine the shape if you need to. Re-cut to shape.
Align elastic along the outer edges, and lightly stretch over fabric as you sew.
Embellish with bow(s), button, monogram…