Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thanksgiving Skirt

I got this skirt at a thrift store, it's a machine knitted wool skirt in a very coral/orange color. I mention that because I'm still struggling to learn my new little digital camera, and the color seems really off. But the skirt was terribly plain, without much personality, so I wanted to jazz it up a bit.
I sewed up the hem, and used a little crochet hook to CO some beautiful wool/silk/bamboo mix that Twilight gifted to me from the 2008 Taos Wool Fest. The color match was absolutely perfect. I picked up the stitches on the inside of the hem to give it a layered look.
I decided to go with Feather and Fan lace. It's one of my favorites for a ruffle, so feminine!
Then I used some left over yarn for the I-cord....and some leftover sock yarn scraps for leaves and petals.

Now I'm in the process of sewing it into place. I plan on having it done to wear to our yearly Thanksgiving Day gettogether with friends and neighbors. I really love how it's turning out!!


Lupie said...

You did a great job!!!! To amke something beautiful out of something that was so plain!

lunaticraft said...

Oh my goodness, that turned out beautifully!

Laura said...

You continually blow me away with your creativity~

Twilight said...

I'm so glad to see you using my gift yarn! That is a very good match. Great flowers too.