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Inspiration Board : Craft Sharing, Part 2

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A while ago I told you about trading crafting skills with my friend Nick. I was to knit a vest for him, and he was going to sew a skirt for me. It took forever for me to find a fabric I liked (and I finally got lucky with an iridescent cotton from B&J), then it was the wrong season, Nick got busy with his incredible business Confetti system.... But, my skirt is finally finished. After his perfect sewing, all I had to do was have eyelets punched into the waistband, which I had done at Steinlauf and Stoller. Then I made a cord using DMC floss, and now I have a new skirt. Just in time for the heat...and I love it!!!!!!  Wardrobe crisis saved...thank you. Nick!!!!!!!

I had given Nick a skirt I own as a pattern, and he managed to not only copy it so it fits me just the same, but to make it a lot more special. He incorporated the contrast selvedge from the iridescent fabric. Isn't it amazing!?

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the original skirt

1 the original skirt

close up of detail

2 close up of detail

isn't it amazing how Nick was able to copy the detail, and make it even more pretty by using the colored selvedge !?

3 isn't it amazing how Nick was able to copy the detail, and make it even more pretty by using the colored selvedge !?

many eyelet options

4 many eyelet options

eyelet machine punching eyelet into my skirt

5 eyelet machine punching eyelet into my skirt

detail of eyelet and twisted cord closure

6 detail of eyelet and twisted cord closure

finished skirt

7 finished skirt

We both loved our craft sharing. And though we're both always so busy, we decided we will try this again. Nick says he could use a nice, fine-gauge knit cap. I need to think about if maybe I'd like a winter-weight skirt, or some sort of top, or simple jacket!? Fun to think about, so satisfying to do. Don't you have someone to share your crafts with!? Give it a try—it is well worth it!

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