The week between the Christmas and New Year holidays, my employer usually gives us time off. I planned to spend my time catching up and rebuilding momentum on my various sewing projects since I had recently finished the applique on the Unicorn quilt blocks.
In addition to the knit maxi skirt I made, here’s what else I worked on:
Pinkie Pie Experiment
As I mentioned earlier, I have an outfit concept, and my muse is Pinkie Pie from the modern My Little Pony cartoon. One of my girl friends linked me to a tutorial on applique so I could figure out what I could do better. It was super helpful! I decided in my next attempt that I’d try using thread that was close to the color of the fabric, which worked out really well. I was pretty happy with how the finished applique looked, that I did the embroidery too. The inner style lines I did in an embroidery thread that was the closest match I could find in my stash, and I embroidered the eyes and the cutie mark on the flank. I think I could have done a better job with the eyes, but the cutie mark turned out pretty well.
So I’m satisfied with how the applique/embroidery turned out, I just need to settle on a skirt style for it. And then test out the embroidery on a swatch of sweater knit I ordered from Mood.