This is the last day of Genevieve's swimming lessons. She did so well!
I used the lessons as motivation to finally sew with knits and made a swim cover up skirt. First I studied my copy of this book. Then I cut two rectangles for a simple skirt. I made a drawstring waist using an orphan shoestring in my stash, shirt tail hem on the bottom. Genevieve really loves it (some of the flowers are PINK) and asks to wear it, so I'm pleased.
Her swimming lessons are so pleasurable for me, taking me back to my childhood and the jump into the chilly pool, suits and towels on the line, freckles coming out on cheeks, and the scent of long, wet, chlorinated hair.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."