So, over the winter I took a Swing Dancercise class through the city’s leisure guide…basically, an hour of aerobics with swing-based footwork and a little choreography thrown in for fun. I won’t be winning any dance contests anytime soon with what I’ve learned, since this was a no-partner-required deal, but hey, it got me off the couch for an hour a week. The instructor made it really fun, too, always kept things upbeat.
When I rediscovered Sublime Stitching’s Roaring Twenties patterns in my stash, I decided she needed a little goodbye present, since our last class was rapidly approaching. One of the dances we had learned was the Charleston, and that appeared to be just what this dancer was doing, so onto a tea towel she went! (Besides, no kitchen should be without one of these!)
Action shot on my stove:
And a close-up of the stitching:
It’s mostly backstitch, with a little satin stitch and a few French knots thrown in for good measure. Her dress and gold accessories were done in Petite Treasure Braid metallics, which are honestly the best metallic threads I’ve ever used. Pricey, but worth it.
And her garter matches her shoes….eeee!!