Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Best Kind of Project

Long, involved projects can be deeply satisfying. I have a couple things I've made which took months of work and which I absolutely love wearing including my reverse appliqué skirt and my February Lady sweater. But there's something to be said for the low investment, high impact project, too. I enjoy embroidery because it's such a simple way to add charm and color to an otherwise drab garment although I appreciate more intricate work as well as you can see from my collection of embroidery pins.

I found this cotton knit skirt for a few dollars at a thrift store. The fabric was of good quality and the cut was flattering but all that grey just wasn't doing it for me. It needed work so after I washed it I pulled out my embroidery threads and added a few free form flowers to brighten things up and now I love it. Total investment:$4 for the skirt and 90 minutes of my time. I may continue to add flowers...or I might just move on to a new project. But chances are good that whatever I work on next, I'll be wearing this skirt.

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