Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DIY Wednesday: Reverse Applique

I know, I know! It's not Wednesday yet but I made this last night and am just too excited to wait. :)

This sad fella is made from a piece of ivory lace taken from a little girl's dress that I got at the thrift shop (just for refashioning purposes) and a piece of cloth taken from a tan t-shirt.

  • On the INSIDE FRONT of my black t-shirt, I centered first the lace and then the tan background so the lace was sandwiched between the t-shirt fabrics.

  • I drew my skull outline on the back of the tan piece, pinned it and sewed it with my machine. I used a zig-zag stitch around the outside of the skull and a straight stitch around the eyes and nose.

  • I took out the pins and cut the black t-shirt out of the outline on the front, being careful to not cut into the lace. I left the eyes and nose black

  • I stitched cording on the front for the mouth.

I am really pleased with the way this turned out for just winging it as I went. I love that he's a little wonky. :)

Sorry for the phone pic. I snapped it quickly at work before someone else entered the restroom. :)

Over the next month or so, I will be putting my sewing room together so I will be able to take better pictures of some of the things plan on making. I'm even enlisting my hubbyman to help me make a custom dress form dummy so I won't have to model things myself. :P

Oh, and I should be getting a wonderful shipment in the mail tonight so come back in a day or two to see what yumminess I got!

Until later, sweet p'tater!

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