I've been wanting to do a clothesline applique with vintage fabrics for years, and a swap with a sweet Florida friend was the perfect opportunity.
She has a gift for finding lovely vintage dresses and loves animals.
One of her latest great finds is a collection of vintage lace collars.
The pieces were made using butcher paper.
She even sews the niftiest vintage style aprons. The ties are done with red ladder stitch filled in with yellow chain stitch links.
It was time consuming, but some things cannot be rushed.
I need a sunny day to take good photos of the goodies she sent me. The package included some fab bits of vintage fabric.
I'm prepping some lovely vintage china with silver wheat patterns for the shop. I was tickled to find that the tiny print on the yellow had pieces of wheat.
Here are the patterns I drew if you would like to have a try. I simply cut the pocket fabric the size of a half sheet of regular paper and used a seven inch zipper. If this printed out with the dotted lines almost reaching the edges of the paper, then it's full size.
This is how the basket assembles. It's in reverse, because traced the pieces onto the butcher paper without flipping them first.
If you try it I hope you have as much fun as I did!