A few weeks ago I got some lawn fabric on sale. I've not played with this fabric type very much because it is so thin and needs some kind of lining. This week, however, I just kept seeing this skirt in my head. Multi-tiers of soft, gauzy, un-hemmed layers. Something my home ec teacher would be scandalized about. No hems?! It's going to ravel and fall apart! Well, maybe. I'm not exactly going to play football in it. Tree climbing isn't a current occupation and I have a washing machine that has a "handwash" cycle.
I made this frothy beauty on Mother's day starting at 9 AM from the first cut of the bias, bleached muslin, A line skirt and lots of 6 inch strips of the lawn, sewing, gathering, and sewing until 12 Noon. A 90 minute break for a shower and lunch and I finished this skirt at 3:30 PM.
Wore it out to dinner with the family at 5:30 and got raves.
Remember these words of Maya Angelou: "Not everything you do is going to be a masterpiece, but you get art there and you try and sometimes it really happens. The other times you're just stretching your soul."