I have all these ideas for projects in my head that need to get out. The problem is I have a variety of projects that I started and for whatever reason didn't finish. So, I've decided to do some peppering. Peppering in my unfinished with those that I'd like to begin. I started this particular skirt years ago. The problem was, the finished product was too short. So what would happen was: I would pull it out, try it on, think "I've got to fix this somehow," put it back, repeat following year. I couldn't bring myself to giving it away with all the time I had put into the embroidery and I couldn't lengthen the actual skirt. So this was my solution. Add something to the lining, underneath. I added the tulle and second layer of silk. I like how the panels of the skirt mimic petals of a sunflower. The flowers embroidered on silk are also out of silk with seed beads for the center.
Unfinished skirt, finished.
Now, back to the projects in my head. Oh, and picking up the kids, and making dinner, and....
Beautiful skirt. You're good! Can't wait to see you wear it on Sunday.ReplyDelete
Love that skirt! A very clever fix. Did you teach yourself to sew? You are very good.ReplyDelete
My mom put my sisters and me in sewing classes when we were young, but the only sewing I do now are Halloween costumes for the kids.
Oh, BTW, I got the Etsy stuff a couple of days ago...very nice. I am looking forward to wearing them often! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I remember first sewing when I was a little girl, making a dress for my Barbie by hand, but took some classes in High school and one at BYU. I've always enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
Oh Katy Katy Katy! I love it. This skirt reminds me of a skirt I made years ago--same gold raw silk and shiny copper tulle. What a coincidence eh? I'll have to show you when you get here (I LOVE that I can say that and that you'll be able to meet MD and that MD will be able to meet Clover).ReplyDelete
COOL! YOU WOULD FIT RIGHT IN HERE IN FASHIONABLE SEOUL. We see a fair amount of tuille on our traversing the city.ReplyDelete
very nicely doneReplyDelete
Exquisite!! Making it too short is what we call a 'happy accident'.ReplyDelete
Love how the skirt turned out and the smart fix to lenghten it.ReplyDelete
Happy sewing ...