A funny thing happened last night, as I was listening to BBC’s MI5 (called Spooks in U.K., I think). I had The Summer Skirt in front of me and was playing around with various fabrics, buttons, and bits of lace, trying to decide what to do for pockets, and noticed it seemed to be getting warmer.
I finally decided against the buttons, the lacy bits, and the yellow vintage hankie. I like to keep keys in my pocket, and their edges would ruin the hankie in short order. Agh! But it’s a lovely hankie, don’t you think? 😉
Long sigh… Yeees, the air conditioning was gone again. Which is why, at almost midnight, I went to an hotel. (Am so grateful for Internet discount lodgings sites.) Thank goodness today’s about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday, as it’s taken the whole day for repairs, which affected many in the building.
But back to skirt & pockets! Still can’t believe I’d throw out the leftover bits & pieces of the skirt. Am not really satisfied with the alternatives. Can easily visualize patch pockets in the same fabric, but am having difficulty ‘seeing’ anything else.
The orange cotton doesn’t look too bad, but upon closer examination, it really doesn’t match anything in the fabric pattern. Perhaps plain (read invisible) side-seam pockets, with a bit of decoration somewhere down the front of the skirt.
I’ve also taken down the hem. It’s always felt a bit short. I’d hand-stitched it, using lace seam binding, and that’s proved not to be very sturdy. In fact, it’s come apart in a few places. So will consider that in the overall re-do.
Sigh… decisions, decisions…
Meanwhile, thoughts & suggestions for skirt pockets are most welcome!