My first impression of this skirt was that it was quickly going from "Little House on the Prairie" to Juniper Creek chic. Not my intent. So I tweaked it, tossed the original bias tape idea, and made the stencil design a little more graphic. Now, I'm happy. I love the pockets, and I even like the folksy lace trim. Mostly, I love the stencils. Oh freezer paper, why are you so good to me?