Thursday, October 28, 2010
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.