It’s been a while since I made a new skirt for myself. I got a copy of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern this weekend, and while I was looking through it, I came across the Barcelona Skirt. I think I’m in love. I’ve seen flickr photos of it before, but it’s never screamed “make me!” as loudly as it did this weekend.
So, I shopped around online, found a reasonably-priced place where I could fill up my shopping cart with the pattern, the exact same aqua & green fabric in the photo, lining material, and a zipper, and then changed my mind. Not that I don’t want to make it anymore. It’s just that I don’t want to spend $55 to make it. Ouch.
I think I’m going to have to get creative. Maybe just make up my own version, without a lining, and with fabric I already have (if I have enough of anything, which I’m thinking I don’t…) Oh, but I really do love that seagreen coriander fabric!
And on the other end of the spectrum – the cheapest, most instant-gratification jewelry out there: rag jewelry! I found this on A Friend to Knit With last night. And despite the fact that it was already dark outside, I cut some strips of leftover fabric, went out to the back yard, dipped the strips in the pool and made myself two anklets and a bracelet.
They don’t look like much now, but I hope that they’ll fray really nicely after I’ve taken enough showers. Gotta love jewelry that is made out of scraps, and can be done in under five minutes. Although, I have to admit the thought of complicating matters and adding some kind of polymer clay bead to them has crossed my mind. A choker necklace with a heart dangle, maybe? That has possibilities…