Remember my pretty green skirt? Well, as is often the case, once I took the pictures, I realized I'd forgotten something! I was so intent on how to arrange the patch pockets against the fullness of the skirt that I forgot to sew down the fold at the top of the pocket, and it took seeing my photos to make me realize it! All I can say is, I'm glad I figured it out before I washed the skirt!
I got it out the other day to fix it, and decided I'd like to try using pick stitch to make the top edge of the pocket a tiny bit decorative. And OMG - I love it! It's very subtle, but it adds a tiny bit of texture.
I really enjoy hand stitching, and this stitch was so fun to do. I can see now why people are so crazy about doing hand-picked zippers. I've never done one because I prefer the look of an invisible zipper to a lapped one about 99% of the time, but now I really want to try it out.
Before starting, I used my water soluble marking pencil and a ruler to trace a stitching line so it was easy keep everything straight. I used my thread doubled, and twisted the two strands together a little bit so that the pick stitches came out like tiny knots. They look like itty bitty studs to me. I kept running my fingers over them to feel the texture. That's not weird, right?
And now that I see these photos, I'm thinking about going back and doing this all along the two edges of the waistband and at the hemline! What do you guys think?