Category Archives: applique

Unusual Source of Inspiration

My younger daughter has designed a dress and commissioned me to make it. She would like the skirt to have zoobles on it. In the photo above, the actual zooble is in the middle, surrounded by my reverse applique-and-sequin depictions of zoobles that will go on the skirt. I made the wings out of sheer […]


African Dress?

It seems like a lot of the Spring 2012 collections (Louis Vuitton particularly) include a fabric that I would call a large-scale eyelet. I like the look, and wanted to make something similar. Buying this fabric was a bit confusing. I checked some usual sources for this type of fabric, but could not find any, […]

The Big Reveal

After all of this buildup (10 blog posts detailing my progress!), I hope you’re not disappointed. I’m not. I love it! Embroidery! Beads! Color! Dye! Quilting! What’s not to love? So, for those of you who are just joining us, this project is based heavily on a current-season Isabel Marant jacket, the Weez embellished tie-dye […]

Unicorn Reverse Applique

. My daughter will be attending her best friend’s birthday party this weekend. Since I really like this little girl, I wanted to make her gift. She is crazy about unicorns and, of course, sparkly things. The shirt is made with cotton knit in 2 colors, and some sparkle synthetic that’s left over from ice […]

Pioneer Woman Dress

I’m calling this my Pioneer Woman Dress. It makes me feel like I’m on a wagon train heading out into the unknown. The full, swishy skirt is my favorite part. I made this lace cardigan to wear with it, which perhaps detracts from the pioneer vibe. I love mixing textures, and I also love the […]

Princess T

Here’s a shirt that I made for one of my favorite little girls (other than my own), who is having a birthday party next week. It was a ton of fun. I got to use lots of tools from my kit, including applique, reverse applique, beading, embroidery and drawing. I actually drew the outline freehand, […]

Simple + 10

Is there anything more fun than little girl dresses? This dress is for my younger dd. She picked the fabric from the $1.99 table at Ikea, which is also where we got the fabric for her sister’s dress. The poppies are extremely large, and I wanted to keep them as intact as possible without having […]

The Final Homemade Christmas Present

At least, I think this is it for homemade gifts. It is a long-sleeved t-shirt for DH. It has polar bears reverse-appliqued on the front. I made it with some purple knit from He likes purple. And polar bears. Here’s a detail shot of the reverse applique. My technique is to draw the motif […]

For a Horse-Crazy Little Girl

. Style Rookie posted a shirt that is similar to this one a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it would be perfect for me to make for my older dd for Christmas. Since I made a costume for her sister, and I had some fabric left over, I thought it only fair that […]

Uniqua as Flowergirl

. DD is obsessed with the childrens television show Backyardigans. I must admit, I kind of like it too. For those of you who are not familiar with it, there is a character Uniqua who often dresses as different superheroes. These superheres only last one episode. Since the superheroes are so ephemeral, corporate america has […]