I used some leftover poly satin from my gold skirt and trimmed it out with green bias tape and two rows of coins. I'm gonna have to concede that saucy fringe ain't got nothin' on jangling coins! I want to be a gypsy when I grow up!
I toyed with the idea of adding rainbow colors to make it less...*cough* Green Bay Packer-themed. But adding all those primary colors, in either trim or a pocket of some sort, made it feel too cheap and obvious. I continued the circle idea and did a simple pocket treatment.
My green shawl is actually two yards of nice, medium weight wool that is just begging to be made into a jacket to match my plaid skirt. But alas, with the warm weather we've been having here, it's time to pull out those summer dress patterns.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure it's like a morn in Spring,
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay,
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
~ When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Chauncey Olcott & Geo. Graff Jr.
Hm, I should have incorporated some of my little woolies into this post...that would make me seem even more Irish! Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone!