Thursday, November 19, 2009

saved


When I was putting together our Halloween costumes, I didn't want to buy anything that wouldn't get used again. E's pith helmet will become his yard work hat, my stripes were just elasticized 'belts' of ribbon worn over a black t-shirt, and Cora's black onesie could be re-used since I just basted on her stripes and wings.


I had planned on appliqueing the front of the onesie (seen here with matching butterfly canvas), but when I removed the ribbon, I found a couple of spots where the wings had pulled holes in the back. I thought some butterfly wings would look cute on the back and would be a great way to save it. It was, by far, the hardest shape I've appliqued, but I like the straight stitch around the edge, and the natural fraying will cover any wonkiness.

Another happy accident. It made me think: Why aren't more baby clothes decorated on the back? With it being solid black, though, I'm wondering if it still needs a little something on the front.

4 comments:

  1. i love it. you're getting good at rescuing cora's stuff. maybe the perfect "kayla" touch would be some bias tape on the sleeves like the maternity shirt you did.

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  2. That really brightens it up - it's so pretty!

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  3. Maybe a little caterpillar or a tiny chrysalis hanging from a branch on the front?

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  4. I love how you put the yellow design in the middle of the butterfly! Very cute!

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