Needles and a Pen » Knitting, Sewing, and Nursing School

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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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joel dewberry skirt

I fell in love with these Aviary 2 fabrics at Crafty Laine and knew just what to do with them: make my favorite skirt to match my favorite cardi.  It’s 6 panels based off the Yard Sale Wrap Skirt from Weekend Sewing (the panels have been altered slightly–I took off about 6 inches off the bottom and then widened the angle so that I still end up with the same sweep measurement) with a side zip and a straight waistband.  It’s the perfect twirly girly skirt pattern.  I slightly prefer the wrap version, but since you can get by with 2 yards of fabric for this one you can make it for under $20.  I love the contrasting waistband on this version of my favorite skirt, and will have to do it again!  It’s like a built in belt!

I finished it in time to wear to Art Hop at Crafty Laine where our FRMQG was featured last week, but since it was snowing I had to wear it with a pair of tights.  The skirt clings terribly to tights, but it was that or hypothermia in May!

Jennifer Rodriguez - That is adorable!! I have that book and will have to make one now =)

Susanne - Cute cute skirt!!!! I think I need one 🙂

You remind me of another reason we decided to sell our CO property.

Ashley - Totally cute, and it looks great on you!

Jennifer - Absolutely adorable! I love that fabric too. In fact I will be giving away fat quarters tomorrow as part of Sew Mama Sew giveaway day.

I think it is really great you know how to sew clothing. I am completely intimidated by garment sewing.

Dolores @ A Labour of Love - Really cute outfit, even with the tights! Try rubbing some hand cream over your tights to get rid of electrostatic cling.

I am in fear of making clothes for myself so I really admire you!


Fran - Gorgeous!

nicke - Holy crap that is so cute!

Audrey - I really need to figure out how you have altered this pattern because your skirts are so stinking cute. I love that you are able to make them out of less than two yards too! Will you please share details?:)

Edamommy - That is the *cutest* outfit!!

Kelly Henry - So cute!!!!!!!

May Giveway Day | Stars&Sunshine - […] and as you’d expect she has beautiful pictures. She has a host of lovely projects, like this skirt and this quilt […]

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