Saturday, 27 June 2009
A proper work in progress: Ideas anyone?
So, I made the bare bones of this skirt ages ago and never finished it (I have a sack full of unfinished things, really, a sack). I spent hours measuring, pleating and topstitching because I thought it would look really cute. But it didn’t. I looked like I had just robbed the Caribbean.
So I put it to one side, stuffed it in with the rest of my stash and didn’t look at it again. Until this week, when I was rummaging through my acres of fabric and I found it. I decided to try and salvage it by sewing big ruffled, ragged edged circles to it. I gathered and pinned and sewed and tried to make something of it but it didn’t look quite like it did in my head.
Do the ruffles need to be wider? Bigger circles maybe? More circles? No circles? Different colours? I like all the elements, but do they work combined? Hmmmm.
I’m at a loss, and I need your help. It still makes me look like a pirate, but I want to look cute :( It has become a mission, a goal – I must finish this skirt.
It. Will. Not. Beat. Me. (help!)