I finished my rose skirt today. I *love* this skirt. This fabric suits me so perfectly... it makes me happy! :) Clothing should make you happy, shouldn't it?
Please don't judge the fabulousness of this skirt by my picture, I get very unenthused around selfie #3, and I'm feeling a bit off today anyhow.
I took a lesson from my yellow skirt of the same pattern (it's a three-tier skirt attached to the petticoat top with a zipper from a folkwear petticoat pattern). Since this is a skirt - something on top - instead of a petticoat - designed to go smoothly underneath - I moved the top gather up to a more flattering place on my stomach/hips. This prevents that gnarly flattery issue which is the main reason you'll never see me in the yellow skirt sans overlayer.
I simplified the pattern a bit, which seems to have made it overall a bit shorter. Works, though I prefer another couple of inches. I'll get a lot of use out of this, the slightly shorter hemline is more practical. Imagine this with my workboots! (Go ahead. Because this *will* happen).
Fairly pleased with my solution for seam finishing gathered skirts. I use a decorative stitch and sew ribbon over the raw seams (after trimming/pressing). This keeps everything in place nicely, and it looks cute from the outside too.
See? Just a subtle bit of sweetness. Okay. I'm wearing a skirt covered with roses and butterflies, perhaps "subtle" isn't the word. Hey, I can carry this off! You may not want to try this at home. ;)
So, even though this was a low-energy day, I'm a happy Hearthie.