My house is clean
It's sunny outside
Everything is graded
Spring Break is in 5 days
And.....I sewed this weekend. So all is right with the world.
There are four pregnant women at my school this year, due about a month apart from each other, in April, May, June and July. One of them is having a baby shower on Tuesday, so I made these for her. She is the only one having a girl. This one is my favorite...I ironed the leaves onto the shirt and ironed the flowers together to make them double-sided. I then straight-stitched around the leaves and zigzagged the edges of the flowers using contrasting thread. I just barely sewed the edges of the petals together on the top flower (1-2 stitches only) to make the petals a little more dimensional, and then layered them together with a vintage button. I ended up having to tack the petals down so they weren't so floppy.
For this one, I ironed on the heart, then zig-zagged around the edge in a contrasting thread. I then made the little skirt out of a 4" strip of pink cotton, and made my own bias tape out of some yellow quilting cotton to hem it. I ironed on two more hearts onto the skirt and satin stitched one and straight stitched the other. I hope she likes them! I will not be making these to sell as I have seen these numerous times around on the web made by far more talented artists than I and feel like it would be a definite artistic infringement.