A few weeks ago while perusing Etsy, I came across these little owl appliques. They reminded me of Oilily - and I had to have them (they came from Crazy Couture Boutique if anyone is interested)! From this impulse buy grew today's embellishment project:
An Appliqued Outfit
but it is a great reminder of how simple it is to create unique apparel from everyday clothing.
To begin, I pulled out all of my favorite fabric scraps and trimmings. Double fold bias tape worked great around the jean cuff; for extra frilliness, I layered a ruffled ribbon on top of that. The tree on the shirt was quickly cut and out and attached using a zig-zag stitch. Typically, I would use Heat-n-Bond, but I couldn't locate any of mine (its buried under craft supply mountain), so I worked without it. Within 30 minutes, the outfit was completed.
My daughter squealed with delight when I showed it to her - just the reaction I was hoping for!
Come back tomorrow for the final idea for Embellishment Week!