Oh dear. When I look at that last post, part three of the tutorial, I worry that I may have frightened you all. Sorry. I swear the scalloped hem is not difficult, although it may appear to be terrifying with all those steps I listed. If it seems too intimidating, you might want to try making scallops on something else using the same technique, just for practice. Maybe an apron or smock? The theme for Tie One On in May is a smock, and I'm really excited about it because I've been tossing around some smock ideas for a while now. When we were living in Barcelona last September I saw lots of great smocks being worn by shopkeepers, and I've been contemplating what an attractive, useful smock for me might look like. I just hope I can find enough time to make one this month.
This apron is from Craftlog. I think it's so beautiful!
Also came across this great photo of Christopher Milne (aka Christopher Robin) wearing a traditional child's smock. Probably not a great silhouette for an adult, but it would be a cute girl's smock. Especially with a scalloped hem.
I mentioned a while ago that I'd like to start a website or blog for the travelling crafter: a sort of where-to-go-when-you're-in-x site. I'm still working on the idea, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I'm in the process of compiling a short list for those of you headed to NYC: knitters, sewers, quilters, and embroiderers alike. I hope to post it in the next day or two.