Well, if a person can be both bored and excited at the same time, I was. I was excited to finally finish stitching down every single circle of the skirt on Pivot. And I was even more excited to start satin stitching around the circles. Until I actually started doing it, that is.
Although I started with 20 circles for the skirt, the Sadist (you know, the designer of this design) cut out 20 more, for a grand total of about 40 circles on the skirt! That I had to sew down! And then he expected me to satin stitch around each and every one of them!
So I did. And I liked it. A lot. See?
This took 3 hours. Slow. Painstakingly slow.
But worth it, don't you think?
I need to trim out the waist area and decide how to finish off the bottom of the skirt. I'm thinking I will put in a full lining and satin stitch around the bottom edge of the hem.
I think it's very interesting the way the pink satin stitching makes each individual fabric "pop". Look at the un-satin stitched photo in the previous post and you will see what I mean. Strange, isn't it?
Just a little design note here: before I started sewing all this together it occured to me that it would be easier to make the fabric first. By that I mean that I could have just sewn the circles together and then cut out the skirt. But The Sadist wanted the circle shape on the hemline, so I did it his way. And he was right.