I finished the Tie Skirt Tutorial for Toddlers and Children! I was almost done yesterday, but knew I’d be able to wrap it up today. Now you can use dad’s old ties to make his sweet little girl a very cool skirt! Or if dad doesn’t own any ties, or couldn’t part with any of them, you can always find them at thrift stores, or in lots on Ebay.
I also completed a knock off. I have a dress/swimsuit cover up from Old Navy. It was on a clearance rack from last summer, and I got it real cheap, have worn it to death and I love it! I thought making one in a pretty color, instead of my good ole’ standby, Black, might be fun. Inspired by the clothing and accessories group I’m in, I figured now was the time. I copied the dress to create a pattern and then whipped it up. I finally made a garment with knitted fabric! That is new for me. I have never been able to get it to cooperate, but after reading about working with knits and talking to a friend who works with them quite a lot, I determined the following is my problem. I wasn’t using the right needle or machine setting. Once I bought a needle designed for Medium Weight knits and set the tension more loosely, on my machine, it was a breeze! That is great news, and opens a whole new world to me for future sewing! I have a few more shirts I want to knock off (for personal use only, of course!).
So here is the original and new version of my Old Navy cover up! Thank you Isabelle for modeling for me.
I am back to working on that macro challenge. I have ebbed and flowed throughout, but I really want to keep with this and not throw in the towel, completely. So here are some very cool buds on a tree at the gas station. You really can find beauty just about anywhere!
Going to a Sustainability Fair in Portsmouth, NH tomorrow! I hope it’s as nice tomorrow as it was today! I’m loving Spring! I was inspired by Soule Mama to pick up some books at the library today. Her recommendations of Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy and Inch by Inch the Garden Song by David Mallett, are both great books. I might buy the Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots book. It’s chock full of great ideas. Some would be great now, but many more would be even better next Spring, when the baby is a bit older.
See you tomorrow with some knitting updates!