Decided to use the eyelash pocket from Folkwear #249, 1930s Day Dress, with button accent. Thought the fabric would be too stiff for the little eyelash ruffle, but it’s just right. The directions for the pattern were very clear and the 3 pieces went together very quickly. The added weight of the braided ric rack at the hem adds just enough weight to make the fuller skirt feel more comfy in a breeze, and the lowered hem is now much more comfortable.
Bleached the fabric for the pockets for 2 hours, which toned down the colour enough so it doesn’t look too bad against the older skirt fabric. That had been a major concern in this redesign.
The summer hat was in the freezer for glue removal (freezing it works!), and the 100% wool felt was being checked for dust. (Seems if you put a felted hat in the freezer for several days any dust rises to the surface and you can brush it off.) Didn’t see any dust, but brushed the hat anyway. Continue reading frozen hats & braided ric rack→