Monday, September 21, 2020

Nothing New

I, once again, find myself between projects. So, I've been making more masks. . .

The fabric for this one is from a shirt I ordered that I didn't like. The fit was weird, and the style just didn't flatter me. Because I got it on sale, I couldn't return it, so instead I cut it into pieces and the first piece became this mask. 

I'm considering writing up the pattern. But I don't know if anyone is truly interested. I found the instructions for a crochet version from Crafting on the Fly, and I just modified them to work for knit. 

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The tank top I crocheted for my niece. . .

. . .successfully made it halfway across the country (maybe a bit more than halfway), and niece gave me permission to show you how it fits on her. 

It looks like she got to wear it at least once this year. Success.

29 comments:

  1. Hi Liz - success as you say ... and it looks good. Take care - Hilary

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  2. She looks very happy about it too - so cute!

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  3. Look how nice the top looks! And good on you for finding a way to reuse an item that didn't work :)

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  4. Excellent way to reuse the fabric! And your niece could easily wear that pretty top with an off-the-shoulder sweater. :) Be well!

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    1. True. And she lives in your neck of the woods, so you'd have a better idea of the weather than I would.

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  5. I'm doing the same with our old clothes. I've got them cut out but not made into masks yet because we don't need to wear them where I live.

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  6. Your niece makes a great model! Looks comfy on her! Good use of the material of that shirt for a mask! Looks good on you!

    betty

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  7. A lease your keeping busy. I should make more mask there not hard to do.

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  8. Looks like a nice fit on the our niece. Great job. Yep, between mom's clothes and some of mine I was tired of sending that stuff to Goodwill when I saw that that pieces were just material calling out my name.

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    1. Oh yeah, I'll repurpose fabric from clothing if I like it. Better than buying new.

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  9. Aww...that is really sweet. Your niece looks so happy.

    I like the idea of recycling clothes one doesn't like into masks. Job well done!

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  10. That is a cute tank top! It seems that knit and crocheted clothes come and go in waves, doesn't it? We're on an upswing now!

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    1. There was a time in the '80s and early to mid '90s when these sorts of things were out of style. Or perhaps I just wasn't clued into the craft scene then.

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  11. She looks great in the top...so cute! I. Glad she likes it. I can see people ordering masks from you because we need it and we need more than one. One wants to make sure they can be washed.

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    1. I haven't put mine for sale. They still feel homemade to me (as opposed to hand crafted). Once I have them looking more professional, I might sell them. But by then the pandemic will be over? (I hope.)

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  12. The top looks good. Success! As for the mask (I own several) I'm happy I have the money to buy them. I found a maskmaker whose masks I like (except that they don't have a nose wire) and I hope she can keep making and selling them.

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    1. That's great. Yes, definitely support local makers. I kind of like making my own, so that's why I keep doing it.

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    1. I'm glad it works. It's hard to do fittings when she lives several states away.

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  14. I loved that blue top . I also stitch tops like this .

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    1. I think I included a link to the pattern, if you want to try it.

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