Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sweater skirt and bamboo tee

Completed an easy sweater skirt and Bamboo tee shirt.
 After Gertie's fitted dress I had to do some quick and easy things!
 Reality is I will wear these all the time! In fact I am wearing them now as I write! 
 I LOVE this rayon sweater knit!!!!!! It came from a thrift store find! I wish it came from a store so I would know were to find more!!!!
It already was a skirt but it was too long and too tube-like. 
 I cut off about 5 or 8 inches at the top, took off about 2 inches on the sides at the top grading to the full width at hips and made a waist band with the sweater knit on the outside and a very stretchy swimsuit type fabric on the inside (I think I used the mabel skirt's waistband for this).
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new bamboo tee shirt - sooo soft and the right color!!!!! I made 2 other tee shirts from my TNT pattern at this time because I really needed them. Sometimes, I got to just make what I need not only what I want! or make what I need BE what I want!
"To free your heart of ballast
So that the compass of your soul
Might direct you toward
The territories of spirit
Where you will discover
More of your hidden life."
John O"Donohue


  1. Love these colors on you! Where to find that rayon sweater knit? I find that wearing my me mades even if they are basics still makes me feel great! Happy..,

  2. YES!!!!! It is such an amazing feeling to wear the everyday things that I am making! YUK and GOOD-BYE to all the shopping and never finding the right colors, sizes, or fit in daily wear!!!!!!!