Thursday, January 05, 2012

Repurposed Gap Maternity Dress Project No. 2

I am leaving to train up north for a couple of days and I expect that I will be too busy to blog so I wanted to get this out before I take off. This is the second project I was able to make from the maternity dress I picked up at the thrift shop, it was really fun. I added a window with extra fabric that I had and applique'ed it with the dress fabric. I also created a nice big pocket because I like big pockets on my aprons.

I got the idea to applique' the dress' paisley print pattern onto the fabric and was really excited about my creative genius....until I remembered that in all of the years that I have sewn...I have never applique'd! So with a little tuteledge from my mentor, I call her mom, and a couple of practice runs, I dove in and I think I swam pretty okay.

My youngest daughter has returned to the nest for a while, I hope to have her sewing when I return from my trip. She is very creative and has my sense of style, you know, boho-riche fashion with a boho-hobo budget, I really crack myself up sometimes. I have a couple of projects that I think she'll have a blast working on. I will keep you all updated.

Everyone have a safe, pleasantly peaceful week, see you in a couple!

1 comment:

La La Lauren!!! said...

I like how you used all of the item of clothing! Great job!

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