Can you see where the original stitching ends and mine starts? My old skirt is now well and truly unrecognisable, and well on its way to becoming a cushion cover. I have enjoyed making it up as I go along. The original stitching has had some stitching here and there, just a bit of outlining to batten it down, and now I am off on a frolic of my own to fill up all the blank space. Doing all the fat fancy paisley-like leaves has been an absolute joy. However, it has been heavy going in parts because I have had to contend with seams in the skirt fabric, and have ended up with a few rumples. Also, because the backing fabric is a synthetic mix, it has a tendency to resist, and refuses to glide as easily as pure cotton. Of course, as soon as I type this, I realise I have forgotten to put clingfilm on the bed of the machine, which is my tried and tested trick to help the work glide more freely.
It is ages since I did a free motion project. What better way to start again than with an old skirt backed with offcuts of curtain lining? Shopping isn't easy at the moment, so I am taking the opportunity to use up items that are cluttering up the house.