Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hoot! Hoot! Part 2

I am making clothes for Zerah for her first birthday, and this past weekend I finished another owl inspired dress. I have been admiring applique recently, but I don't have an embroidery machine; my mom and my mother-in-law both do! So, I decided to try appliqueing an owl the old school way. I used some scraps from other dresses, my Anna Tunic (for his head-Zerah and I can match!), and some from my hourglass quilt. I fused the scraps on, and then zig-zagged around the owl. Although there are a few places where it isn't perfect, I am happy with my first applique experience!

I went a little crazy with the jumbo ric-rack, and I used my ruffler on the highest setting to make some serious ruffles. The ric-rack looks crooked here, but the wind was blowing the dress a little; it is straight!

This is the last owl dress that I will make her for this fall, but she may need one next fall, too!


Vanessa said...

The applique looks great!! An embroidery machine would be fun though. . .

Joe and Tara said...

Hi Audrey! I had to come back and browse through your blog more this evening! I am so impressed by all of your work and VERY inspired as well! I would love to talk to you more about sewing kids (and my own) clothes. Yours are so cute! So far I have only done quilts, but would love to learn how to do more. Hopefully we can manage to chat soon! Take care and have a great weekend! Tara Hall
PS -- my e-mail is tmlamay@yahoo.com and I just have a kids blog -- it is www.gabimarie.blogspot.com