Wednesday, February 2, 2011
All The Frills
For Christmas my Mom (whom I talk about a lot here) made my daughter what she calls a "can-can". Which is to say its a full underskirt of peach colored batiste and lots and lots of tulle! Felicity made me promise to make her something to go with it. I don't make promises to the kids often because I firmly believe one should never set expectations for young children and then not carry through on them (which is why we are getting a couple small furry rodent like things in the future... Felicity pulled out her 'little girl Jedi mind trick' on my husband. *SIGHS*).
I decided to dig through my stash. It has honestly gotten too big at this point and I am very steadfastly trying to USE UP and MAKE things from my stash for the next three or four months. I had (have) about five yards of this red linen blend and a little over a yard of a red/white striped seersucker. Woven, not dyed. I'm pretty sure the seersucker I stole from my Mother's stash some time ago.
I've already cut out the circle skirt out of red linen. My math was a little off and so its not quite long enough to cover the petticoat, but I think that's OK. I went digging through my stash for some lace and other trim that would go with it, but I really couldn't find anything. So I headed down to Gail K's and found the perfect red heart lace! I also picked up some red cotton bias tape for binding the blouse armholes and some horse-hair braid for a circle skirt (and petticoat) I want to make for myself. And given the color scheme I think this might make a perfect Valentines Dress for Felicity.