Thursday, November 19, 2009
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.