So, now I am ready to sew again! I purchased the frog fabric while visiting The Stitchin' Post. I love the little dressed up frogs and the bright colors. Over the next few days, I will give you a glimpse of the creative process, as I make an outfit using pattern #110. Remember, this is a "creative process", so the original idea may change along the way!
First, I pulled out the pattern, frog fabric, white pique', and embroidery floss. Next, I did a sketch of what I have in mind. Taking time to make a sketch, gives me a better idea of how things will turn out, and is a wonderful excuse to play with my colored pencils.
I think that an embroidered frog on the front of the shirt might be cute. I traced one of the frogs onto tracing paper and then enlarged him, using my scanner.
In this picture, I have traced the shirt front onto the white pique' using a wash-away marker. The blue dots right above the frog indicates the collars. I used a fine tip purple marker to trace the frog onto the fabric. Why the purple disappearing marker? Because, my fine tip blue marker has dried up! I will complete the embroidery before cutting out the shirt front.
If all goes as planned, I will be able to sit outside and embroidery this evening while my husband spreads mulch in the flower beds. Stay tuned for the next phase of the project!Michie'