I have so much to blog about that it's not even funny... But I'll tackle it one post at a time, yes? :)
Nearly two weeks ago now, my niece turned three. She is a sweet, amazing, smart, beautiful little girl and I wanted to give her a really amazing gift. Lucky for me, even though she's discovered Disney's Princesses, she also tends to be a fan of NON-Disney stuff. She also loves purple. A lot.
I went around and around trying to decide what to do, and kept coming back to a t-shirt that I'd set aside to "do something cool with"...but I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do. At not-quite-the-eleventh hour, I decided to make her a skirt. It was remarkably simple and went together super fast.
It was cute...but lacking something. So I appliqued a little flower on the hem. I free-handed the flower (which was scary as crap to do on a finished garment), and was really happy with how it turned out.
The applique is finished, but rough on the edges so it'll fray a bit in the was and with wear.
I haven't heard yet if she liked it or not. (But I enjoyed it so I'll probably be making some more anyway. ;) )