This weekend I got started (and finished) another skirt for fall. I had one yard of very cute apple corduroy in my stash, which I’ve been saving forever because there wasn’t enough fabric to make anything to wear with it. After I made the denim skirt last weekend I realized that it didn’t take that much more than a yard of fabric to make, so I came up with a way to squeeeze a skirt out of it.
I combined it with some of the leftover denim to add length. I drafted my own pattern for this one based off of the other skirt, which was admittedly a bit wonky, but I listened to Tim Gunn and made it work. I added some gigantic rickrack I got at the quilting store last year to the hem for extra fun. (This rickrack was $1/yd and SO BIG, I couldn’t believe it! When I was buying it, I had the utmost self control and only asked for 2 yards, but they kept finding flaws, so I ended up getting 4 yards for the price of 2.) I found a perfect matching orange zipper from the 70s at the local thrift store for 50 cents (score!) and got the bias tape at Joann’s. I’m quite pleased with how the frankenskirt came out. So much so that I’m looking forward to wearing it soon. With the weather being what it is–today’s high is 49–I don’t think I’ll have a problem finding an occasion in the near future.
I spent the rest of the weekend working on tiny crochet projects. I made a bunch of flower brooches to sell at the local shop, and also worked on the most adorable Christmas ornaments. I’m not sure yet if I will be listing them on etsy (what would you pay for a handmade ornament?), saving them for an ornament swap, or gifting them, so I’ll keep them to myself for now. They were really fun to make, but I can’t believe I spent pretty much all day just embellishing them.
In other making news, I made Martha Stewart’s mac and cheese recipe last night and it was SO good. (P.s. I am officially in love with the Smitten Kitchen blog.) My go-to recipe never seemed cheesey and creamy enough but this one was the perfect combination. I used bread crumbs instead of squares of white bread and I just threw basically all of the cheese in the house (cheddar, parmesan and feta) in there, not to the specifics stated in the recipe. Oh and I halved it, and it’s a true 6 servings. I’m looking forward to the leftovers.