Some time ago I posted about Casey's circle skirt sew along. I had long planned to participate- but I never got around to finding the fabric I really wanted, and so I resigned myself to not doing it.
Then one day, I realized I had some fabric in my stash that was more than enough to make a circle skirt. And of course I was in desperate need of some separates.
So I cut out the skirt. I was not finished in time for Casey's initial circle skirt party- but this time I made it :)
I never did get a petticoat made though (although I did take a good look at some 50's crinolines today for inspiration!).
The skirt is made from cotton, a floral I saw and liked because of it's retro feel.
Now the sew-along is over, I added myself to a knit-along! (I did say I needed separates!). This time it is for the 3 hour sweater, and is hosted over at Twila Jean's blog. You can read about it here and here.
I have made this one before, and I think posted about it, but was not entirely happy with my yarn choice. I liked the colour, but it ended up too floppy- so this time I chose the equally cheap, but a little sturdier Lion Brand Wool-Ease. I was loath to make it in actual wool, because I worry I might get too hot- plus I have my Quick knit 1940's Style Sweater on the needles too.
I am already making some modifications to the 3 hour sweater though- I am knitting it in the round (bottom up) at least to the arms.