Monday, December 16, 2013

Leaf Patches

I got this awesome little skirt at a recent clothes swap.  Its made of a sort of rough-looking linen, but is soft to the skin.  Its a good length and an all around good fit.  It has a nice deep pocket and a cute little dragonfly patch on it.  But, it also had a stain.
But, I thought I could figure out a way to make it work--a patch of some sort.  The credit for the leaves though lands squarely with Matt.  He's quite the creative idea man.  He frequently makes little suggestions for my artsy endeavors that are almost always a great improvement to the project.  He's the idea man, but, I'm the one that's got to make it happen.
I cut some rough leaf shapes from some more of the scrap fabric from my dancing cloak and stitched them on.  I only needed one leaf to cover the stain, but I liked the look of three.  I sewed quite close to the edges of the leaves, but didn't worry about the potential fraying around the edges of the leaves.  The pocket edges were sewn so that they fray so I figured I was just going with the theme of the skirt.  Plus, as I recall that particular fabric didn't fray all that much.  It seemed to go with the sort of home-spun looking fabric.
I really liked it.  Its my nature skirt.  The leaves were definitely a good idea.

6 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I am inspired and think it would be neat to make seasonal skirts with the same concept!

    Love the idea~thank you!
    Jennifer

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    1. That would be a good idea. I could make flower patches or snowflake patches (though that might be a tricky undertaking). Hmmmm....

      And thanks!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the natural colors as well.
    -Jaime

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    1. Thanks! Its fast becoming one of my favorite skirts. Its so earthy and a very good, comfortable style.

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