Monday, November 16, 2015

Falling for Fall

Well, autumn is here...and almost gone already! That was fast! The trees have been so colorful this year!! I wish the wind would stop blowing all the leaves down. I got to enjoy the beautiful colors on a hiking trip back in mid-October. It was actually the annual St. Louis Symphony trip that I and several friends from my church take each fall. This year, we combined it with a trip to Elephant Rocks. It was my first time hiking there and it was love at first sight. We were blessed with perfect weather and the scenery was gorgeous!!

That view! I could live there.

In the weeks leading up to the trip, I decided to make myself some new clothes, of course. I wanted something new to wear for hiking - some sort of tunic top I could wear with jeans. I found a piece of knit fabric at a thrift store that I thought might work. Only it wasn't really a piece of fabric. It was a seamless tube of fabric. Unfortunately, the pictures I am sure I took of it have disappeared, so I can't show it to you.

Anyway, I just cut slits down the sides for armholes, cut a V in the top for a neck hole...

...and sewed the fabric on either side of the neck together to create the shoulder seams.

Then I turned the raw edges on the neck, armholes, and hem under once and sewed them down.

I could have left it like that - it looked great with a belt - but the waist didn't gather evenly when I put a belt on, so I added elastic.

The belt hides it so you can't even tell!

It was such an easy project and I love it! And it was really comfortable to hike in, too.

I'm going to have to go back there someday!!