My plan to play it safe and rediscover some confidence in my dressmaking abilities was a good one.
The pattern pieces I had drafted were correct, and my fruity skirt is, as you can see, well on it’s merry way to completion.
But as is my wont, I can’t just keep things simple.
I have already decided to relocate one of the two planned pockets from the front of the skirt to the back. But I’m never that easily satisfied and more is always more…
So I think I’m going to add some ric rac.
Perhaps along the line where the yellow and green fabrics meet following the line of the hem, to disguise the join:
I was actually sent some yesterday.
It came wrapped around a little parcel from Rachel containing my new pocket mirror (to replace the previous one I dropped during a clumsy moment in the bathroom).
And of course, Rachel being Rachel, it was wrapped in a fabulous piece of vintage fabric! So much nicer than bubble-wrap, don’t you think?!
I spied a mention of ric rac flowers. Which of course warranted immediate further investigation.
I told you ric rac rocks! ♥