Every once in a while I get an irresistible urge to crochet. I picked up crocheting long before knitting and sewing when I was just a little Cloverbud joining my local 4-H program. When I saw Sara Dudek's Garden Tote Bag pattern, I knew I had to have it (and suddenly felt grateful for those hurried hours before county fair and my dreaded record books)!
I finished it with a navy ticking lining and faux leather bag handles. My yarn
and hook were a bit smaller than what Sara suggests, so my bag turned out a bit smaller.
I don't mind, though. This is my new favorite accessory!
May 10: My favorite top lately...another Tiny Pocket Tank made from some mystery fabric (rayon?). It's super comfy and I can wear it with jeans and a cardigan!
I love how the bias binding around the neck and armholes turned out.
What have I learned so far from Me-Made-May?
1. I need to sew faster! It's only May 10 and I already feel like I'm running out of things to wear. This has definitely forced me to wear things that I'm not super excited about. Some of them should just be given away instead of sitting in the back of my closet.
2. My usual uniform is jeans, top and maybe a cardigan. I need to make more tops so my co-workers can see me in something other than my Tiny Pocket Tanks!
3. The Miette Skirt is the most comfortable skirt I have ever worn.
Have you made one yet? You need to.
4. I learned some fancy photo editing.
OK, it's probably not fancy at all but it's new to me!
5. I am not a fan of getting my picture taken, but I need to get over it.
My denim Miette Skirt is my first "make" of Me-Made-May and I wore it today with my Tiny Pocket Tank by Grainline Studio. This is my second Miette; the first I stitched out of black garbardine, which is boring but perfect for my orchestra concerts.