As I look out at the moon tonight I see the Cheshire Cat staring down at me.
Quite fitting since I’ve made myself quite the skirt for a Madhatter’s Tea Party at Bea’s of Bloomsbury. Guests are asked to come in fancy dress. I didn’t want to invest in something I wouldn’t wear again so I went for a whimsical look. Enter version 2 of the Ginger skirt. After hunting down some fabric on Etsy and using a bit of “Alice in Wonderland’ Kokka fabric for the waistband I was set. The skirt came together easily enough. But when I finished I felt it was missing something…
The more I looked at it the more I wished I had added some cream piping in between the skirt and waistband.
I was not about to take it apart to put in a bit of piping. But I still needed *something* to pull together the two fabrics. Enter…DAH DAH DAH…The Tilly Bow Belt.
It really pulls the skirt together, helping it go up a notch in ‘wow’. The bow belt will definitely be a great go-to tutorial/accessory for other makes. So easy and fast. Two things I love :) And I’m not the only admirer; more bow belt love here and here.
What changes did I do to the skirt? Not too much. I cut the front piece on the fold (I was NOT cutting those images), added a lining* ( which I forgot to take a photo of, d’oh!), and hand stitched the hem. That method took a long time but, my word, I love the result.
So, me and my skirt we will be headed to that tea party on Friday, in which I hope to win a prize for best dressed.
*Thanks for the lining idea, Scruffy Badger!