Okay....I still haven't mustered up the courage to tackle the rest of the embellishment on my suit. Do you think it would look really bizarre if i just finished sewing it with one side done??? Sigh, love the look. Little patience for detailwork. But it is the details that really make the difference between a couture look and that frumpy homemade look. So I WILL get back to it soon.
But I am doing one more quick skirt from the same pattern used in the houndstooth skirt below. This one is from a navy salt and pepper tweed in a fabric of mysterious patronage. I've had it so long in my stash I don't remember what the fiber content is or even where I bought it. It resembles a very coarse linen. Almost looks hand-woven. Because of the very loose weave of the fabric, I was concerned about the butt bagging out. So I decided to line the skirt. I decided to take advantage of the lining's presence to add a design element. So I will create a ruffle from some red stretch tulle/mesh fabric from my stash and add it to the skirt's lining. Sort of a crinoline effect. I will hem the skirt's exterior shell so as to allow the ruffle to peek out a bit at the bottom. A double row of buttons will be added at the waist/abdomen to mimic sailor pants since the skirt will be part of a Nautical Chic wardrobe I'm sewing for Spring. The skirt will be top-stitched in red.
I'll post a pic when I get it done. I have to make a run to Anchorage soon so it might not be till tomm. that I'm able to finish this.