Do you like my new skirt? Recently I found a sky blue cashmere jumper at the op shop for a dollar that was too big, the colour all wrong but so beautiful and soft. I'd been trying to think how I could change it, maybe dye it grey, sew in the sides...when suddenly I thought about turning it upside down and making it into a skirt!
Yesterday I took another jumper over to Phillippa's do do a test run. Made from lovely soft, black lambswool it was too small, but perfect for trying my idea out on. The bottom rib of the jumper became the waistband and with some snipping and overlocking it was suddenly a skirt! I'm in love with it. It's so warm and cosy.
The part where the sleeves began had to be incorporated into the skirt but they are actually a cute feature and add a bit of swish. I can't wait to start on the other jumper, Charlotte is off to Spotlight today so I must remember to get her to pick me up some charcoal dye. I"m loving this project! Daisy could care less, she just wants some loving.
Speaking of projects,
I have three little new cardigans that are inspiring me to make some new bunnies. I took some quick snaps of them today.
Aren't the colours snazzy?
This water melon one is delicious.
And so are these three who had a day off school last week.
And what did they do? Played ballet classes of course.
Anyway, I better get going. I'm a bit excited for today I am doing my first interview for Hepburn Voices.
We are recording the oral histories of people from our town,
and my lovely neighbour Jack,
will be telling me all about his life while being filmed and recorded.
Talking of history, I'll leave you with a photo that I found the other day, of Mark & I.
I've made it my profile pic on Facebook and have had such sweet messages about it.
It's nice to remember the old days isn't it?
Hope you are having a happy week,
see you soon xo