I did not choose to wear a handmade item every day as I felt relaxing, recovering, and rejuvinating from my travels a higher priority. That way, after resting, I could dive into MMM14 in full force.
First, I chose to make it lined as well as having the underskirt with it's own lining. That's 4 layers of quilting cotton. Holy blanket batman! It was so heavy the elastic wouldn't hold it up at my waist. Talk about walking out of your clothes! I took out both linings and found it to be just right. Still a little heavy, but wearable.
The top layer is Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane fabric line in Hello Roses Cream. If anyone can help me get more of the cream in quilting cotton, I'd really appreciate it. I'd like to make a matching top. The pink/red dots are a bias trim I made myself and an orange grosgrain ribbon.
The bottom layer is also quilting cotton - orange polka dots and green batik from the Quilt Barn - topped off with a sateen ribbon that is pink with red faux stitching.
Skirt Fabric: Batik aqua & brown quilting cotton, calico brown stars, poly knit lining
The apron pattern that is my base for the blue & brown skirt is a vintage 1940's apron pattern, Simplicity 1358. Isn't the pattern envelope adorable?!