Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some projects

I made a skirt yesterday...I got this dress from Goodwill a couple months ago planning to make a skirt out of it. I didn't get around to it till yesterday though.

I basically cut the top part of the dress off and made a waistband on the bottom half, so it's sort of halfway home-sewn. :p

It has a neat diagonal stripe sort of thing, and it's really full:

So it swirls!:

And since it's black and white I should be able to wear almost any color of shirt with it, which is nice! The one I'm wearing in the picture is perhaps not the best choice, but it's just what I had on. :)

Now I'm trying to decide what to work on for a knitting project...I have two sweaters in progress, but they both need some messing with to work, and I don't feel like dealing with that right now. So I'm thinking of starting on a pair of fingerless gloves or a hat. For some reason I want to knit a beret, but I have trouble with hats, so while it may look really cute in the picture, I may get it done and it'll look dorky on me. So I'm not sure about that...I guess it's worth a try. I guess... :p

I'm planning on sewing myself some ballet-slipper type flats, because I found a pattern for some and if I sew them, I might be able to make them so they stay on my feet! I'm going to try making a pair with what I've got on hand, like denim for the soles, and if they work I'll get a piece of leather or vinyl from the fabric store for the soles on another pair.

I was supposed to be working today, but I'll be working tomorrow instead, so I've got today to get some things done. And I should get a knitting project going to take to work with me tomorrow.

Oh yes, I'm working tomorrow, but I'm going to take Colin trick-or-treating, so Friday night or Saturday, I will post pictures of our costumes. :) *snicker, snicker, giggle* Okay, so they're probably very popular costumes, but they're scary...especially mine. ;) Of course, I didn't have to dress up to take him around...but I couldn't resist.


mandolinartist aka amanda said...

Cute! Can we say 'contra dancing skirt?!'

Have fun trick-or-treating with Colin! I can't wait to see the costumes. (Did I mention we should add Colin to the list of things that me, and many other people, smile. He really can carry on a good conversation! :)

Natalie said...

Totally! :P Speaking of which, I think next week's dance goes to it's sort of a toss-up. You get more dancing time for $7 (which is awesome!), but unfortunately that's probably too late for you because you have to work Wednesday, right? Anyways, you can send me an email about that.

I will! Oh wow, yeah, he can talk, that's for sure... ;)

...and I just realized he's going to be talking to the people at every house we stop at...ohhh boy. LOL!

Ana said...

Love the skirt!! It's so beautiful. And Elvish. :)

rebecca said...

You're not going as Hillary, are you? :P

I love the skirt!

Natalie said...

Thank you, Ana and Rebecca!

NO, I'm not going as Hillary!!!! But that would be scary... :P

mandolinartist aka amanda said...

"Speaking of which..." Wow, that was sneaky, even for Halloween weekend! ;-> Wink, Wink

I'll email you!

Natalie said...

LOL! I'm sorry, Amanda...wasn't trying to be sneaky! :p

Meredith Ivy said...

I love that skirt!! What a neat idea. It will be a perfect dancing skirt.

Abigail said...

nice skirt!