Oh happy day!
A friend of mine said that the first day of school is actually the real Mother's Day.
It feels like it has been a very long and unproductive summer for me.
My "to do" list is long, both actual and in my mind.
And the truth of the matter is I can't get nearly as much done when the kids are home.
You all know that is true at your own homes too.
So hopefully I can get back into the swing of things and reduce my piles of projects.
In case you haven't noticed, if there is a pattern available, especially for $1 on sale, I use that instead of trying to figure out a pattern on my own. I figure why torture myself when someone else has already done the work for me. I can embellish it as I like with a good basic pattern.
Sometime this summer I purchased McCall's 6654 at Jo-Ann's for $1 even though I probably have a couple others that are similar. It is just nice to have a couple different styles and lengths in one pattern--4 lengths of a knit A-line skirt and 5 lengths of a straight knit skirt.
I've already used this pattern a couple times, but wanted to show this fun skirt that I made from a thrift store piece of fabric I found for about $3. It is a little like a sweater knit, but I just loved the color and texture of the design. There was enough that I was able to make one for both me and daughter #2. Here she is showing off hers.
- To make a knee length skirt for my 6 foot + body I had to used view D to get it long enough. We also lengthened hers too so that it would hit right at the knee.
- For the waistband we bought wide elastic and used it on the outside. Basically just topstitching it with a double needle to the top of the waist edge. This was mainly to reduce the bulk at the waist.
- Daughter #2's cool bracelet she made with beads bought at Jo-Ann's.