Thursday, 2 April 2009

april is the cruellest month

... breeding,
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

Or with spring snow. No joke - it has been snowing today in Seattle.

But I have pretty posies:

This is a black cotton skirt with a lovely floral print that (again) I just grabbed at the op shop (yep, back in Australia) simply for the fabric.
And because it reminds me so of a skirt that my dear friend Reneé wears. I could get the zipper done up but the waistband was too small, so off with the waistband and in with some darts in that top tier. A lovely bright blue grosgrain ribbon as the waist facing and it is springtime at my house, whatever the weather.

I have also finished adjusting the waist of my autumn leaves black velvet skirt. That was again a too-small waistband with quite a full gathered skirt attached. Again, I took off the waistband and put in some darts (sort of in the form of inverted pleats) and of course, a grosgrain facing inside the waist.

1 comment:

Moorecat said...

Just lovely, you should get lots of wear out of that :)