“It’s all in the details” week was definitely the hardest for me, design-wise…it took awhile to figure out what I wanted to do…after all, the theme “Details” is not much of a guideline. I could pretty much do whatever I wanted! Talk about overwhelming. Finally, with the help of my awesome best friend Cassy, I was able to gather a collection of fabric together that I was excited about and then decide on my pieces!
The ruffled top is the piece that pulls it all together-with the mustard yellow, white, red, and blue. I added a cut-out notch on the sleeve and framed it in some red piping and bias tape.
The three rows of ruffles were carefully tacked down so that they stay in place but retain their awesome ruffliness. (its a word…promise The top buttons in back with a vintage brown button and the A-line cut of the top frames the bias trimmed mustard skirt.
The sweet A-line skirt is actually a cast off from week 1! I dyed some too-bright yellow linen with tea bags until it was the perfect mustard yellow, then made narrow bias tape and sewed it on carefully for a fun swoopy sunburst pattern. Look carefully-it’s subtle!
It has a flat waistband in front, and some elastic in back for a comfy yet stylish skirt. I love the little kick pleat in back! I added some ruffled white trim on the bottom for some interest.
I also made this fun hair tie with some felted balls I made, but since one started coming undone a little, the photos didn’t pass muster for the official entry. I’ll show you my sloppiness anyways.