Sunday, 16 June 2013

Circle skirt from a vintage tablecloth and a chunky crochet cowl

Hey! Since I have been trying to be a good student all semester (i.e. more study, less crafting and thrifting) I was having major cravings for a good op-shop trip, so the other weekend I dragged Bec with me to a suburb full of both thrifting opportunities and people with a high socioeconomic status. Good combo! There I found an awesome vintage, oval tablecloth with an acorn and oak leaf motif. There was really no question that it was coming home with me, especially since it was only $4, but I wasn't sure what I would do with it because all my tables are squares.

Isn't it pretty? ^_^

So, with the forced assistance of Rebecca, I cut a circle out of the middle of it. Gasp! ~_^ I think you can guess where this is going ... we used the cut out circle to make material for a waistband, and added an exposed vintage metal zip and now ...

Circle skirt! Yay! ^_^

I adore how it turned out, it's so lovely and soft and since it's homemade it fits perfectly ^_^

And, it's got a lot of spinning potential! When spring comes along, I think this skirt will be getting *a lot* of wear. But in the cold, rainy meantime, some stockings and some cute crochet accessories will make it suitable for winter.

Speaking of which, check out my new favourite cowl (also, my first and only cowl) ~_^

I made this using Moda Vera Bold, which is a very chunky acrylic yarn, and an 11.5mm crochet hook. Since both the yarn and the hook were fairly large, I made this in a couple of hours; and a fair bit of that time was spent frogging as I changed my mind to how wide I wanted it to be and which stitch to use ~_^

I ended up going for a basic treble repeat pattern and made an effort to crochet rather loosely so that the yarn could show off its squishiness and awesome colours ^_^

It has been *so cold* here lately, so I think more scarves and cowls are required! Watch this space! ~_^

What have you been making? Is it lovely and sunny where you are?

- Lisa x


Tanya said...

The skirt is just perfect! Truly gorgeous, I am very envious!!

Love the scarf. I just can't knit fast enough
at the moment- I want more hand knits to keep me warm!!

Lisa said...

Thanks Tanya! Knitting and crochet not only gives you awesome things to wear, it stops your fingers from freezing while you're making them! ~_^

P.S. Love your new profile pic! ^_^

Unknown said...

i can'tttttt. that skirt is adorable!

Tanya said...

thanks! thought it was time to put my face on it :D albeit teeny tiny.

Lisa said...

Thanks Robbie! Actually, when I saw it in the thrift shop it reminded me of you and your awesome style! ^_^