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Let me just start out by saying I love Sue and couldn't be happier to participate in this hop! Carolyn Dube and I try to spend time with Sue anytime we know that she will be in the same location as us as you can see in this photo below!
That day was FILLED with memories!
So.....what stencil to use??? I love them all by Sue but have never publicly used one of her Loose Dresses so this was the time! After a little breakdown because I couldn't find the stencil I got started true to form at the last minute. When I tell you that you CAN still make one of these for a gift I am not kidding! NO sewing machine required and less than 2 hours start to finish--less if you don't want to do the embroidery work.
I used Sue's Loose Dress #2 6" x 6" stencil from StencilGirl Products and gathered some simple supplies. Scrap fabric and felt, craft wire, buttons, cotton balls (no stuffing in this house to be found), permeant ink pad/alphabet stamps and some embroidery floss.
I traced the stencil onto a green piece of fabric with a regular marker.
Perhaps I should have used something not permanent...but that is okay.
I also used a permanent ink pad and some cheap alphabet stamps to stamp out Christmas 2013 on the red felt which I later embroidered over using a simple outline stitch.
Every dress needs a hanger :)
I took a small piece of craft wire and bent one into a make shift hanger to put between the front and the back of the dress before I stitched it up. Not seen in the process, I traced the collar, waistband and cuffs onto the red/white polkadot fabric and fused those pieces onto the green. I also cut out some pockets to add to the design.
Now I have the perfect ornament on my tree to remind me of Sue and the fun I had with her in 2013!
Here is a look at the back of my ornament.
I hope you enjoyed the HOP! today.
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