Another selfish sew! Look at that face! That’s someone who was super excited about some more new clothes.
I found this snake fabric on Etsy a month ago and loved it. Only in hindsight I’m sure it’s kids fabric but still I love the colors and and how the design was. I love the weight of the jersey fabric too – generally jersey is pretty see-thru but this was so thick and not see-thru. Since it was sturdy material I didn’t even use my serger as there was no tension issue.
This was less than an hour project as I almost got thru 1 hour of the Roosevelt’s Doc from PBS. I love that documentary – I’ve seen it probably 4 times all together. I think I love it because it so radically changed my perspective on so much about that family. I especially love watching it now since our political climate has changed so severely.
I used this Pattern from McCall’s:
Specs on Time/Cost
- Total Time: < 1 hour
- Total Cost: $1.99 Pattern + $24 for 2 yards of jersey fabric on Etsy
Random Comments about pattern:
- Have you ever bought the wrong sized pattern? I did here lol whoops! But i just shorted the smallest size by 2inches and aimed for 10-12. I didn’t want this one to be skin tight since I wanted to wear it to work, so I think it worked out perfectly.
- Pattern was super easy.
- I’ll be making the V-neck and the long sleeves for sure.
- I only used 1 3/4 yards of fabric.
I decided to make some fun little zippy bags to sell in shopghostfaceknitter.com – they feature three internal zip pockets and three larger spaces. Perfect for notions, pens/pencils, makeup, jewelry, anything you want to stow away in style.
These will be available in person on October 12th at Tooeys Off Colfax’s Hellbound Hucksters! And available online November 1st!
wow. Well I guess with labor day this weekend, the summer is officially over. I, for one, had the best summer of my life. I learned so much about myself, conquered some really big personal mind-blocks, and did a bunch of cool shit. Plus I let go entirely of the control I felt I had on my life and in doing so was surprised to find what I’d hoped and dreamed for all along.
I’m a fan of lists so I guess I’ll just do a little list of the things I experienced this wonderful wonderful summer.
1. Rode 1000 + miles on my bike – yep from memorial day to labor day. I hit the 1k. SO RAD.
2. Learned to brew my own Kombucha, make my own Kale chips, and can my own shelf stable foods.
3. Celebrated 1 year sober.
4. Joined Title Boxing.
5. Ran the majority of days during lunch – with awe inspiring views.
6. Let go of bad self-esteem and closed the door on relationships that make me feel badly.
7. Opened an Etsy Store! Weeeee!
8. Got tattooed.
9. Did the Whole30 Challenge with Lois.
10. Embarked on a new adventure with lots of motorcycles, antiques, and laughs.
It was a damn good summer. Now that it's over I need to focus and get it in gear for a productive and great Fall. That means, tightening up the budget, dedicating myself to 3 days of boxing a week, focusing at work and hustling for a promotion hopefully, and giving GFK + the etsy store my undivided attention.
lesssss dooooo this.
happy halloween from GFK and the Tribe.