Have you heard of any epic projects people have worked on while quarantining in the worldwide pandemic of 2020? Even though our family had the virus early in the year (more on that here,) we still were required to quarantine along with everyone else…partially because everything was shut down! So at our house there were a few quarantine projects, but this post will focus on the Quarantine Skirt (capital letters!) because it was so monumental and this is a skirt blog after all.
You might remember the perfect skirt I sewed for Aria? Well it had a tiny hole in it due to it’s extensive wear, so Aria decide to cover up the hole with some embroidery. You know, because it totally makes sense to cover up a hole by poking thousands upon thousands of holes in the skirt. Whatevs…
Aria had a vision, is a very accomplished at embroidery, and had tons of time on her hands. She’s the kind of person who likes to work on a project while she’s doing something else. So whenever she was in the room listening in on a conversation or discussing something, or before bed, or first thing after breakfast, or…you get the idea, she was embroidering some more designs on this skirt.
She stared out with just the idea of the pattern of stars, but as she went she added in some of her favorite things. There are so many of them hidden in this skirt, but here are a few of my favorites:
A crab done in some fancy stitches
A dandelion that becomes part of the design
What is this cute kitten watching?
A fanciful moon…
A snake that apparently has a name…
A tiger cleverly camoflaged.
It’s quite hypnotizing to watch her spin in this skirt and see the stars go around and around and up the skirt and down!
And I’ve been told that there are some constellations hidden in here too (stargazing is another pastime of hers) but I’ve only found the big and little dippers. Aria isn’t sure how long this skirt will be able to be worn and plans to wash in on very delicate or hand/spot wash it. We’ve tried to convince her to hang it on the wall or something! But now it’s memorialized in a few photos anyway.