Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ugly Stepsister

I completed my third skirt for the Hundred Skirts Project, Garden Party. I am not loving it. That being said, it has flowers and pink ric-rac, so I'm sure that there's a little girl at The Shadow of His Wings orphanage in Guatemala who will love it.

There are a couple of things about the skirt that I do love, such as the pockets. I like these so much, in fact, that I'm hanging onto my template so I can use it again.

I also like the way I placed the ric-rac so that it's only partially showing. I copied this idea from Bloom's Fabric Obsession, where she used it to good effect on 50s-inspired pockets to dress up a simple skirt. Placing the ric-rac like this did entail some hand basting, but these skirts are so small, it really doesn't take any time at all.

To learn more about the Hundred Skirts Project, visit Vintage Threads


Meg said...

Are you kidding - it's adorable!

Bobbi's Book Nook said...

Very nice!

Rhoto said...

Paula, the skirt looks Happy and brightly Hispanic... PERFECT for some pretty, little girl!!
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

2BSewing: said...

This is really cute! I love the pocket treatment. Really adorable!

Bunny said...

Adorable! Another cutie!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh my goodness, that is adorable! Why do I not use more rick rack? That will definitely make a little girl very happy.

CharityinAlaska said...

Paula - Sorry to have been gone so long. I've missed all these and can't wait to scroll down to see Skirt #1 and #2. This one is totally adorable. Please don't have a moment's hesitation about it. Some little girl is going to be totally enthralled!! Bless you!