Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Skirt! New Books!

I finally finished this skirt! I started a few months ago. The fabric is a damask print corduroy that I picked up at Jo Anns and the pattern is Amy Butler's, Barcelona Skirt. I'm so proud of this skirt because I got this pattern hoping to use it for many skirts but my worry was the zipper. Well, I tell ya, I staired at my finished piece for a long time - I did really good (if I do say so myself)! The fit is good too and I plan to make more for spring and summer.


Ah yes, the books, well since December I've been splurging on books - sorry the pics not too good - anyways, I love design and craft books, as you can see, I don't have much will power for a good book with tons of inspiration:

A Knitting Glossary with Elizabeth Simmermann DVD (there is so much info in this DVD, this was a good buy for sure)

T-Shirt Style: Super-Easy New Looks in No Time (I love the idea of refashioning clothes that I already have in my closet - plus great projects for my serger)

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt (there are a couple skirts in here that you can make out of big 'ol t-shirts, I have to try this)

Knitting Little Luxuries: Beautiful Accessories to Knit (LOVE the style of this book, so pretty to look at and some irresistible patterns in here, lots of embellishing too - my fav!)

Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun (There is a shrug in here that I HAVE to make!)

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew (many projects that I want to make in here and I love the way it's written)

KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects from Knitting's New Wave (love the stories in her, very inspirational, and I love the cover - wonder if I can get this as a poster?)

oooh, so many great projects and ideas I don't know what to start. But hopefully I'll be starting another ME project soon!

17 comments:

Oiyi said...

The skirt looks great! Great book haul.

a friend to knit with said...

FABULOUS skirts. it looks really great!
and yes.......that is some addition to your book collection! look forward to seeing what you create for you!

Sarah Jackson said...

Fantastic skirt and I love the boots!

I have Bend the Rules Sewing and I adore it. I'll have to check out the others.

Kirsten said...

The skirt looks great! I'm looking forward too seeing all of the others you make this Spring.

Have fun with all of those books.

Katie said...

love your skirt. i have that pattern and you have inspired me! found you through friend to knit with....love your blog!

Nora said...

Tres chic - skirt and boots! Well done.

[The zipper has been putting off making that skirt for months!]

Sarah said...

Your skirt is great! Now...off to check out those t shirt books.

beki said...

How cute! I need to check that pattern out, I'm always on the lookout for a good a-line pattern.

StarSpry said...

I love your skirt! Great job :)

Great book haul, too!

Sara said...

Jill,
Skirt looks great! I'm totally curious about the t-shirt books you got. I have a TON of t-shirts and would love to find a way to make them new again. I might have to check these out myself. Sounds like fun!

Sara

Cinnamonamon said...

That's quite the book haul! Awesome. :) I like to visit Knit 2 Together when I'm at B&N. :D

Great skirt!!

peaknits said...

What a great skirt - I have the cover fabric washed and dried for my very own Barcelona - glad to hear that that the zipper isn't scary:) I love you new book collection - love Bend the Rules myself! and need me some Zimmerman!

momoftwinz said...

What a cute skirt!! If only I was as crafty as you! Oh...and If I could find time. Love it!

Carrie S. said...

Love, love, LOVE the skirt! I bought that pattern ages ago and still haven't done anything with it! Can you believe that? I need to get on the ball...

Anonymous said...

I went out and bought T-shirt Style for my college age daughter who is just learning to sew. Then I threw in Amy Butler's In Stiches and a basic skirt book. I figured this was a good valentine's day package.

Elise

melissa@yummygoods said...

great job ! is there any article of clothing more perfect than an a-line skirt?

Kaet said...

we must share amazon wishlists! all those are on my wishlist already! i hope you like them and get lots of inspiration! the skirt looks so fab- good job on your first one.