I got the leaves on the pre-breakfast hike, the silk was speaking to me, but the pieces kept getting smaller and smaller as i ripped them. So I attached them all on one side and then the little pockets had a purpose - to hold the leaves. I like the rhythm of the stitches, and the way you can see into the layers of silk chiffon. The chiffon is a major pain to deal with - it is all wifty and wafty and sticks to my callouses and rough skin. But it does shine.