Am I the only one who wore Units growing up?
I can’t remember wearing hardly anything else other than Units in 6th grade.
(The skirts, the dresses, the stretchy pants….and those totally awesome knit belts!!!!)
Although I have to admit that even though I wore Units almost daily they weren’t the actual “Units” brand. See, I grew up here in Utah (which I believe is the knock-off capital of the world) so of course in town there was a little shop open where you could go and pick your knit, have your measurements taken, and then a group of women sewed you up whatever units you would like…and they had bins and bins FULL of the band belts in all of the coolest colors…it was heaven. (I recently was thinking about those women…I bet they made a killing in the late 80’s.)
Anyways…those were the days, and the clothes. So remembering all of this I decided to try out a “Units’ outfit for Grace as my first official outfit for my drafting class.
Sure there are some issues…I don’t like the neckline or the sleeves…but I learned how to draft a pattern like this in just one piece, and some great tips on using knits so it wasn’t a total fail.
Plus…I got to do an entire post about “Units”.
(Even if it was like 3 months after I actually made the dress.)
Wednesday, I’m going to post the Units jumper I made Grace next—I kind of love it, even if it doesn’t have the band. So I’m warning you…there will be at least one more Units love post.
Consider yourself warned.
PS—Happy Memorial Day