Posts Tagged ‘knit’

Tutorial: Lace Socks


I thought I’d share the secret how-to for Penelope’s little lace socks by way of little tutorial. It’s really easy. You’ll find yourself making socks out of everything. Old t-shirts, felted sweaters or stretch lace (like below).

I found this stretch lace at Fashion Fabrics Club, there are lots of different colors and patterns available there. It has an awesome finished edge along the salvage, I decided to take advantage of that. I’m loving these light, summery socks. I plan on making a lot more in the future. I think some really long ones would be great to peep out of my boots in the winter.

Check out the tutorial after the jump. The tutorial also includes a printable sock pattern for women’s size 6-8 socks. I hope you enjoy.


I’m Ready for Summer


I’m almost wishing for 110ยบ weather. Almost.

Instead of dancing around hoping that it will please mother nature enough to let the sun come out and play, I made a skirt. You know. . . just in case the sun comes out for more than 15 minutes in the next 6 months. Now the sun is out! I must have done something right. ;)

I made a sweet little mid-waisted jersey skirt from an XXL men’s shirt. It was so easy. I spent 30 minutes sewing (15 of which were pinning the skirt to the waist) and $2 total. Not bad for a summer staple.

I did a muu muu refashion back in September that was very similar, but after seeing Susan’s method on her skirt tutorial, I thought I’d take her approach with this refashion. I like it much better. For the muu muu skirt I sewed the gathered material under the elastic, which created bulk in the wrong spot. So now I’m thinking I’m going to get my picker and re-do that one.

I’ve had XXL t-shirts on the brain recently. Can you tell?

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