Winter Break Wrap-Up

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

Pinkie Pie applique and embroidery

Pinkie Pie applique and embroidery

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.

Penguin Pajamas

Penguin pajamas with Tater the cat and Cassie the corgi

Penguin pajamas with Tater the cat and Cassie the corgi

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The Pinkie Pie Experiment

Last week, my husband and I were watching the “Suited for Success” episode of My Little Pony and then I had a moment of inspiration and fell asleep thinking of how to execute my plan. Thus, The Pinkie Pie Experiment.

Pinkie Pie¬† is thus far, my favorite pony from the show. She is my muse for the outfit that I plan to make. It’s two parts: a bubblegum pink cardigan (I ordered a swatch from Mood) with Pinkie Pie’s cutie mark embroidered on it near the shoulder; and a skirt, also inspired of Pinkie Pie’s colors, with an applique of her near the hem. I toyed with the idea of creating her entirely in embroidery, but that’s a lot of stitching, so I decided against it.

Pinkie Pie applique

Pinkie Pie applique

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