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!?
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!