My latest sewing project: a half-circle skirt in red picnic gingham! It's a little kitschy, a little flashy, and I LOVE it.
I dreamed up the postage stamp patches one April night just before sleep - to work in a little color play, a little patchwork reference, and to keep the skirt out of tablecloth and square dance territories.
I lined it with old muslin curtains and added a deep sideseam pocket (these elements were not in the commercial pattern - I'm so proud of myself!).
My picnic gingham skirt is so lightweight and floaty and bright that it's going to be my Summer 2011 Signature Skirt (I made up that label just now).