Though time consuming, the embroidery was a perfect project because it was easy to pick up and put down when I only had short increments of time (the story of my life right now). But with all the work that went into the skirt because of the embroidery, I had really built up my expectations of this skirt. I wanted to LOVE this skirt, in the end I like it, but I don't love it.
|My best attempt at copying the picture from the catalog . . .|
My original intent was just to make a gathered dirndl skirt and wing it. Upon further consideration, I decided to use the skirt portion of the Cambi dress. I liked the pocket placement of the Cambi, and I've been wanting to sew up this pattern for a long time. A half dress is better than nothing, right? Sewing this up has reminded me that I really need a Cambi in my closet. It has also shown me the importance of choosing a lightweight fabric if I do the full skirt option. The stiffness of the seersucker makes the skirt feel much fuller, so I will probably sew up the a-line version or use a much different fabric in the future.
|Check out the cutie in the background!|
Now that this project is done, I am excited to start something a little less time consuming. My summer sewing list is huge, and I feel like summer is just dwindling away. Next up is the pattern I received from this lovely lady. Wondering what the pattern is, well you will just have to cross your fingers that I find the time to sew it up. What's left on your summer sewing list?