Put de Lime in de Coconut….
Posted 24 March, 07on:
The quarter yard of fabric left over from my top too big to throw away but too small to put back into Stash. The obvious solution was to sew a baby gift! I really liked the coral FOE with the lime jersey, but it needed something more. None of the three trillion embroidery designs I have on my hard drive seemed “just right.” Ribbons and buttons were not quite right either. It was late. I hoped inspiration would come to me in my sleep….and it did.
Decorative stitching in thread to match the coral FOE was just what I wanted. If I had planned ahead (which I seldom do with sewing), I would have done the decorative stitching before cutting out the bodice pieces. When one flies by the seat of their pants, turbulence is to be expected. Temporary adhesive was used to hold lightweight stabilizer in place. To get the sort of randomness of the curves, the key is to think about something other than the curves. Once the decorative stitching was done, the rest of the dress went to together in a snap.
The pattern is design #11 from Ottobre Spring ’07. Such a simple pattern is the perfect blank canvas to let your creativity soar.