Finals Are Over. College is over…. Forever. I graduated this weekend. Here’s proof–The Sibs (Brother Bill and Anna) and Me with my diploma.
But graduation, though exciting, is not the reason for this post. A wonderful little skirt I created is the reason for writing. After taking finals, packing up my apartment, graduating, hauling everything home only to unpack it, I needed to seriously de-stress.
So I decided to sew.
Now don’t freak out, but since I’ll be starting a grown-up job in a couple of weeks (hello real world!), I decided to make something work-appropriate. I wanted something simple to sew yet classic and fresh. After a productive trip to JoAnn’s (where I used my JoAnn Fabric VIP Card for the first time), I found some amazing green and white fabric with a floral print. I’m a sucker for anything classic with a young vibe.
I also picked up a vintage belt at the new Goodwill that just went in by my house for $1.00. See, great things do happen when you’re away at school for 4 years! And here is the end result:
I used New Look Pattern # 6843, Skirt Style C as the pattern. To accommodate the aforementioned vintage belt, I made belt-loops, another first for me. I think they turned out quite well and complete the skirt. Anyone else out there sew as well as knit or crochet? Perhaps I should change the name of my business from JJCrochet to JJ…Sew? You know what they say, “Crafty in one… crafty in many.” Wait, actually, I don’t think they say that – maybe it’s just me!
NotknittyMarch 8, 2012
WOW, very nice & congrats – just a year late. I’m impressed with the belt loops. I think it’s interesting how we gravitate to crochet, knitting & sewing!! I do all three. Love your blog!