The poppies have returned for probably the fourth year and this year, the plants are especially tall and lush and as verdant as grey leafed plants can be. They've definitely benefited from the copious amount of rain we've had this winter.
The skirts too have seen a previous season. Not these specifically, but the pattern has been on my cutting table before.
I made the one on the right out of Lotta Jansdotter's Echo fabric and the one on the left(which I'm wearing as I type this) out of a line of fabric that Denyse Schmidt designs for Joann's fabric. Who knew that Denyse had a line at Joann's? Is this a really well kept secret or should I move out from under that rock I've obviously been living under? The quality of the fabric seems very nice and the prints, not surprisingly, feel simultaneously contemporary and vintagey, just like Denyse's other lines for Free Spirit.
Even with sewing in darts and an invisible zipper, this skirt comes together very quickly, so I'm thinking I have to make at least one in my own, a stitch in color, fabric.