As we're coming in to the final few weeks of the wardrobe contest being hosted by Pattern Review, I'm starting to panic about finishing on time. There's a part of me that keeps saying that there are other projects I want to be working on, and I'm tired of sticking to my wardrobe plan and wants to sew a pretty dress or a more complicated jacket. But there's another stubborn part of me that's determined to finish this contest, to complete all 10 pieces and prove to myself that I can do this.
Plus since I've signed up to do Self-Stitched September, I kind of have to if I want any clothes to wear for next month!
So I figured I'd tackle one of the easier projects left on my storyboard this weekend.
View C, the pretty petal-like skirt on the upper-left. I thought it fit quite well with my floral theme, and it'll add a pop of colour to my decidedly brown collection of bottoms.
After 2 days of cutting, I've finally got everything prepped to sew (that little "1 hour" note on the envelope obviously doesn't count cutting time), but I've come up against a bit of a snag. You can't really see the layers! :(
It may be better once it's hemmed and worn, but right now, I think it'll just look off.
So I thought maybe adding a bias hem to it. I liked how it looked on the inside of my ruffle blouse, so what the heck, eh?
Not so much. Kind of reminds me of a '50's waitress uniform. I just need an apron and I'm set. No thanks.
I have lots of lace and trims hanging around though, so after digging through my twisted, tangled stash of notions, I found two possible candidates.
Cute in theory, but kind of has the same effect as the bias tape.
But then there's this one, a 1/4 inch edging in an apricot or peach colour.
I like the subtlety of it, how it defines the petals without being too in-your-face about it, and adds a touch of girly-ness to it.
Is this too old-fashioned looking? Should I stick with just a plain, unadorned skirt? Is anyone else sick of looking at this light coral fabric?