I have had my beady eye on some of the gorgeous red linen for a while and as it goes so beautifully with the red gingham seersucker we have in store, I felt a new Viola coming on.
There are not many skirts in my wardrobe, I have to confess, being more of a tunics and trousers kinda gal, but the Viola is such an easy shape to wear.
The red linen piping through the gingham really lifted it, but the plain red linen needed something to brighten it up a bit on the totally red side.
That is why I used the contrasting white stitching.
I used stitch number 49 in my Janome DXL 603, although many other machines have similar stitches.
This is one of those stitches you have on your machine but never use, there are quite a few. But it’s a really good idea every once in a while to just have a go with them and leave the samples on your pin board or next to your sewing projects.
That way they will be upper most in your mind when you come to sew your next project and are looking for that bit of extra something to add.