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At last, I have pics!

I made a bias cut striped skirt with an elastic waist. The fabric is a yarn dyed striped cotton and the shrug is a mystery burn out jersey knit. I usually HATE synthetic fabrics but it was part of a 5 yards for $5 at Walmart and I couldn’t resist. The patterns I used were:

Skirt: Simplicity 2186 view D

Shrug: Simplicity 3533 view E

The shrug was supposed to have an elastic casing at the sleeve but I decided to leave it off in favor of a more fluttery look. It’s a perfect piece for this time of year when it gets chilly in the evening and you need a light jacket.

The skirt is very comfortable (thank the Gods for elastic waistbands!) and great for warm days as the fabric is nice and light.

Finally got a chance to go to North Park. We wanted to go to City Park and have a picnic but it looked like rain so we stopped there and took some quick pics. Then we ate and walked home and it hasn’t rained yet :P.

One of the great things about making your own clothes is the cost. Sometimes fabric is way expensive but the garments you make are way better quality and of course, they actually fit you! Most of the time, however, it turns out to be pretty inexpensive. This outfit for example…

The skirt fabric was $2.51/yard (with my online coupon for http://www.fabric.com) and I used about 1 1/2 yards. Total: $3.76. Add in about $.75 for thread and elastic and you get $4.51. Not bad, I say. The shrug is even better. The fabric was $1/yard and I used less than a full yard. Not bad, not bad at all.

Ok enough with economics…

I also have to present a green knit wrap dress with a brown tie belt. I started making this AGES ago but somehow got trapped at the bottom of my projects bin. Found it about a while back and finally finished it. It’s from Burda 7871 that I downloaded off of sewingpatterns.com. I couldn’t find the pattern piece to make the tie belt so I just took the one I made for my Azalea dress. That one still needs some redoing.

Totally loving this dress! I’m so glad I finally finished it. Grand total for this project: $4.30…love it :D.

More projects and pics coming soon!

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