I made it home for my youngest daughter's third birthday. It feels great to be back in Alaska and no longer in Georgia separated from my family. My last week in GA though I took advantage of not having kids around and did some major sewing for Isa's birthday.
found some super cute fox and lady bug fabric at Joanns so I bought
several of the coordinating fabrics to make her a complete birthday
look. I used patterns I already had on hand, the W pants and Beachy
Boat neck shirt by Blank Slate Patterns.
All the knits that coordinated were in the colors that went with the fox fabric but were in totally different patterns or were solid. And I wanted to create something of interest on the shirt.
So, I bought a zig-zag pattern knit, a pink knit, and some sheer with little daisies. All of these fabric coordinated with the twill fabric I used for the pants. Then I set out to do some reverse applique. First, I set out to find a good fox silhouette. Good 'ole Google images was perfect for that! I found a fox head, printed it, and cut it out.
Second, I pinned a wide strip of the sheer on top of the cut front of the shirt. I pinned the silhouette on top of all three centered. I then stitched around the fox's head and eyes with a straight stitch. Next, I cut the excess sheer off from the outside of the fox face and zig-zagged around the raw edges of the face.
Third, pinned a piece of the patterned knit behind the fox and again zig-zagged. Finally, I cut the excess of the printed fabric. As you can see, I left the pink for the eyes intact and sandwiched between the two layers.
P.S. Project Run and Play is having inspired by animals week, so this was perfect timing.
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