Monday, January 18, 2010

applique mini-challenge: day one

I've decided to give myself a little mini-challenge this week. I've had a bag full of cute plain vintage dresses sitting in my work room for months waiting for me to give them a make-over. I add to the bag every once in a while and imagine what fun appliques I could add to them for baby shower or birthday gifts, but the problem is I've never touched them. So, this week I will do something about it and make-over one dress a day and show you the results!

Here is dress number one - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.


I will have to put new elastic on the sleeves before I give this one away, but for now I am just focusing on getting the appliques done. This was my first time using a split-stitch and it was really easy and surprisingly therapeutic once I got going. I just hope by the end of the week my fingers toughen up!

Just imagine if it really rained striped, checkered, and colorful raindrops! See you tomorrow for dress number two...

4 comments:

  1. Cute!
    I found a vintage romper at goodwill the other day and almost got it to send to you. It would have qualified for a make-over though, it was plain blue. But very cute. I wonder if it is still there...

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  2. Super super cute! I just love the fabric you added too, fun fun!

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  3. Too Too precious!
    Love the umbrella and raindrops :)

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  4. Adorable. I had the same idea for a bag of vintage dresses that are sitting be my sewing machine waiting new elastic.

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