Friday, August 08, 2008

She's Crafty

I started with two X-tra large mens t-shirts from Goodwill, about $2.50 a piece, plus a scrap piece of black 4 way stretch knit fabric, about 1/4th of a yard...


... and ended up with this:


It's finished, but after looking at the pictures, I've realized I need to prepare the garment for photos, such as ironing it... The next skirt I make will be burgundy, since my daughter found a 4 yard piece of soft stretchy fabric for just $2.00 for the entire 4 yards. I just need to find a small, soft, inexpensive piece of 4 way stretch fabric for the compression shorts underneath and side contrasting color/detail. Don't I look just thrilled in the photo? I didn't have a black or gray tank top, and that black long sleeved running T shirt was all I could come up with. It was hot, which is probably why I look so excited in my picture. I tried wearing a black and gray sports bra top for the photo, but my mid section is so white compared to my limbs. I didn't want to scare anyone.

EDIT
The pattern can be purchased HERE.

Yesterday's song:
Seek And Ye Shall Find - June Rochelle

PEACE

11 comments:

wendy said...

the skirt looks so cool! you are very crafty indeed. =)

How's the non-running going in the running shoes you are testing? =) You are such a bad girl. But, we forgive you.

barbie2be said...

beastie boys?

that skirt turned out so cute! and isn't there just a feeling of accomplishment from making it yourself. :)

AKA Alice said...

Awesome skirt. It looks really cute on you!

GAH...You were at the shoe-testing thing? I almost went, but then it got too late, and I made Lasagna instead...ALMOST!

Michelle said...

OMG! SO CUTE!! I'm so jealous of your mad skilz.

Anne said...

You are seriously talented, Irene. both you and the skirt look great.

Renee Daniels said...

Wow I'm impressed. It's so cute! So are you. :-)

Irene said...

Wendy,
Thanks. It wasn't too complicated. By the time I need to send in my two cents about the shoes I should be running a little. :)

Barbie2be,
Winner!!!!!!! It feels good that I didn't spend $50.00 for it. Thanks!

AKA Alice,
Thanks! I've had the pattern since February, but then my work schedule became crazy busy. Now that I can sit for a while, I can sit and sew.
You should have been there at the shoe testing event! They had tons of shoes.

Michelle,
Thanks! It looks better ironed. ;)

Anne,
Thanks! I'm looking to see what else I can do to that pattern to make it more unique.

Renee,
Hi there!!! I hope the move is going well. Thanks!

c said...

I,
Way too cool!
Nice work on the skirt.
C

Irene said...

Hi C!

Thanks! I hope to be running in it soon. ;) ThankS!!!

NotSoccer Mom said...

oh don't you love good will! so awesome that you can make something for so much less than you'd pay new. it looks great!

Irene said...

NSM,
Yes! Gotta love Goodwill! I need to go back!