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Matthew having taken several afternoons off in the last few months to play golf, today took a day off so that I could get a bit of a break (outside weekends which always feel like they should consist of going out & doing lots of stuff)

One of the things I did was to experiment with applique by decorating two of Daniel's old tops to make pretty new ones for Abby, and I'm rather pleased with how they came out. They're a bit wobbly in places, but not enough to spoil them.
[cross-posted to facebook]



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taimatsu
Oct. 8th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Ah, they look great! Did you use a machine or hand-sew the applique edges? :)
ixwin
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Machine - I wanted to make sure it would be robust enough to stand up to repeated washing-machine cleaning; plus I wasn't sure I could sew onto a jersey fabric without it stretching and rucking.
the_alchemist
Oct. 9th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! And I was going to ask the same question as taimatsu. Now I have space to sew, I've been meaning to do some applique myself...

ixwin
Oct. 9th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Machine, as I say to taimatsu above. It's a very pleasing activity, especially when you can use genuinely leftover scraps of material to make something new and lovely.
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