anyway, so i've been looking for simple ways to change outfits, and i've bought a few items from thrift stores that i want to embellish...
especially 20's style summer dresses!
(just a silly picture of my favourite dress that i've thrifted recently, on my leavers day at school. haha)
I was looking through 'Golden Hands' the vintage crafting book again and i came across 'applique' and it's such a good way to alter things.
some photos from flickr...
any kind of stitching really inspires me lately! mmmmmm!!!
there is a group on flickr for all things applique.
I don't normally have the patience to cut out my piece and fold them over and iron them and pin them etc before i go about sewing them onto fabric- so why not use felt? afterall, that is what the book suggests!
My project; I've decided to change up this really simple black dress of mine, using the colourful, design shown above, it's still a work-in-progress, and i will show you a full length shot when it's all done, but here is the process;
i just was not a big fan of this detail, so i wanted to cover it up with something new...