Internet shopping is a great way to find inspirations for Destashification Projects. This long linen skirt, for instance. It features raw edged applique embellishment.
The Stash contains ample yardage of a variety of weights and colors of linen….and a few (hundred) embellishment options.
This beaded piece was started a few years ago, with no real end product in mind. Just enjoyed the visual pattern.
I selected the medium weight brown linen because it allowed me to use the beaded piece as the embellishment – and wouldn’t you know – it was EXACTLY the length to allow me to cut out the skirt!
Just in case one is of the opinion that years of sewing experience prevents mistakes – I carefully added the embellishment to what I thought was the lower front of the skirt. And then had to remove the seams and start again – because I had sewn it to the back!
Only a small section of the embellishment was used on the hem. Another small piece was used to form a pocket.
Just to reiterate how years of experience does not necessarily translate to immediate sewing success. The entire waist of the skirt was redone (initially too big – in the photo above, the waist is rolled – just like I used to do in Junior High School!) and then re-redone (because then it was too small). And then the zipper had to be replaced and the waist re-re-redone (and just like Goldilocks, it finally was just right!)
As an extra bonus – the skirt and its embellishments – match some sandals I could not live without!