Thursday, October 28, 2010

leaf applique jumper


In its previous life, this jumper was as plain as plain can be, probably someone's school uniform. Thanks, Paula, for the garage sale score.

I decided to break out my Heat-n-Bond and add some patchwork leaf appliques. I really like how it turned out. I never quite trust HnB in the wash on its own, so I zig zagged around the edges too. My eldest wears it with brown tights and boots.

Applique is such a simple and quick way to embellish clothing. However, now that the girls have grown out of the chubby cutesy age I can't really get away with sewing on big-eyed kitty cats and whatnot. Themes like this from nature always seem timeless.

26 comments:

  1. Oh my God - it's so beautiful. Love those leaves...

    ~Trine

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  2. Very cute. I never trust Heat N Bond by itself either. I sew around the edges, too. I love what you did here!

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  3. Very pretty. I use wonder under, same thing, but I do applique on my t-shirts etc to cover up stains etc. Works wonders, lol.

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  4. I like! So easy but visually pleasing!

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  5. Wow! THat is awesome! I love it!!

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  6. I love this, love the colours and the scale is perfect for the size of the jumper.

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  7. Heat & Bond is at the top of my "MUST BUY!" List...I'm dying without it, I need to make this jumper!

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  8. I love it, Larissa! It's so Orla Kiely!!

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  9. Very cute! I love the fall colors. It was so great seeing you all. I will get to blogging about our trip as soon as everyone at our house stops throwing up. Yuck.

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  10. Oh, I think this looks fabulous. I love the bold size of the leaves.

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  11. Wow, thanks everybody! It was one of those projects that was done on the spur of the moment with little thought. Those are usually the ones I like the best.

    Olivia, oh no! Yuck is right. Hope y'all feel better soon. I am beginning to realize that whenever we go on a trip, someone is getting sick. Maybe the germs mutate across state lines or something.

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  12. Extremely cute! I adore the colors! And, I bet your daughter looks oh so cute in it.

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  13. Lovely! Such a simple design on a simple shape makes it really special.

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  14. That. Is. PRECIOUS! In a good way. (I have to be careful what I say since my vocabulary is stuck in the 90's.) That would be so cute on Audrey. Try to keep your girls from staining it, okay? ;)

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  15. Thanks again, everybodeee! Robyn, I know. I keep looking for good substitute for awesome, but I can't get comfortable with 'off the chain, dawg'. I'm so glad you like it! I keep having terrible guilt over not passing down handmade things...I selfishly horde them in the attic. But this is not fully handmade, so I'll try to keep them from getting too much Taco Bell sauce on it.

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  16. Oh, now I see how it is. THAT's why no handmade, hand-me-down goodness has made it our way. And I thought you were my homegirl fo shizzle.

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  17. I was just linked over to your site by chickpea studio. Wow, what a treasure trove of goodies. I love your leaf messenger bag and all of the headbands. Just wanted to say hello.
    matspeaks.com

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  18. Matspeaks, welcome! thanks for commenting!

    Robyn, WELL! I guess it is alright to hassle me from your position of heirloom safety. But I think you'd also be squirreling the handmade stuff away if your sweet girl was the older one. Just sayin. Homedawg. Yo.

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  19. I'm glad to hear I'mn not the only one that doesn't trust Heat n' Bond by itself. I normally sew the edges and use no-fray on certain fabrics.

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  20. I love this! Now I will be scouring the thrift stores for plain jumpers :) We are featuring you in our Weekend Wrapup! www.frugallynatural.org

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  21. Beautiful!! And I love your Molly Monkey Pattern, you are soooo nice to make it available for free. I want to try it out soon.

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