is worth two on the skirt? A mellifluous addition to Me Made May, those birds have the most enchanting singing voices. The story of this skirt was very almost a Cautionary Tale. For why? I hear you ask. Well, you see those gert great Dahlia blooms?
I had to be very careful where I placed those… lest it seem to show a penchant for a spot of decorative topiary in my Lady Garden.
Of course, having spent so much brain power avoiding embarrassing blooms I let the birds place themselves.
Now, are those feathered friends having a gossip or are they waiting for a tasty morsel to descend from above?
Any road, I love this skirt. It’s based on a pencil pattern from Burdastyle 3/2013 and it’s rendered in a soft linen blend from the The Eternal Maker – purveyors of delicious prints and fabulous decorative zips.
There will be more zips like those as I bought more than a brace. I’ll leave you with some snaps of the Blackbird fledglings having perhaps their last chaperoned trip to the garden.
May your Mays continue to be glorious.
11 thoughts on “A bird in the hand”
Lovely fabric! I’m very curious to know how you attached the zip, I got a couple in my recent travels…
Well… I’m not sure that I did it correctly. I finished the seam (sewed the lining and the fashion fabric together) as if I was leaving a neat opening. I then stitched the zip on top…. Next time I’d take more care and tack/baste the two sides together. Px
hilarious…thanks for the giggle – your birdy garden skirt is the peck of the crop! (very pretty too…puns aside)
Peck of the crop, brilliant!
Great fabric! And, I really like that decorative zip.
It’s lovely isn’t it. I think that it might be Japanese. One of the lovely ladies who works at The Eternal Maker said that they source all of their most unusual notions from Japan. Px
Ha ha ha… I am still laughing! Your wonderful phrasing brought joy to my day. And the skirt is charming! I love the birdy print! ~Laurie
Thanks! Love the skirt, *crosses fingers* I think that I managed to claw triumph from the jaws of disaster….
Just doing a little bed time reading and found your blog. It made me chuckle so much that I woke my sleeping hubby!! I like the skirt 🙂
Thank you :-), loving that skirt still. Feel a tad guilty for interrupting someone’s sleep… But happy that I’m not the only person to poke her partner awake to talk about sewing blogs!