It's still afternoon here in Maryland, but I'm sewing by lamplight. A storm cloud has rolled in and blocked out the sun. And even though my mood has gone sour along with the weather, I shall keep on, because the next craft market is only a week away.
I would be quite a good worker, if all my decisions were made for me. But when I'm here alone, forced to make decisions for myself, the pace slows to a crawl. I've been staring at this skirt for a half hour, trying to decide what binding to use for the waistband. Cotton or linen... Cotton or linen. Each has it's strong points. I'm leaning toward the linen, but it's only been washed once and isn't quite softened up to my liking yet. But linen has a casual luxuriousness to it that cotton can never match. But cotton is soft from the very first wash. Therein lies the dilemna. Be back soon....
Ah, the sun has come back and I've mustered the gumption to finish the skirt. Decided on the linen waistband and opted to keep the hemline simple. I'm happy with it.
Sort of shabby chic, but with a modern twist. Here's a close up of the waistband.
The linen really compliments the gray tones in the fabric. Sort of takes the femininity down a notch, which is a good thing. Hopefully some (very slender) woman will appreciate it at Ballston next weekend.
Well, I'm throwing in the towel for today. It's time for date night! I hope you all get to spend some time with your sweeties tonight too!