My darling friend emailed me a few weeks back with a pic of her daughter wearing this darling gap dress…with paint on it. Oh no. She is a great mom that provides a wonderful environment that fosters creativity. But creativity can be messy. As we see. She asked if I could help her “save” the dress.
Why yes. And in the meantime she was fostering my creativity. Thanks Jami. I sent here some ideas and she liked this one. Me too! I really loved that little bird. And it comes with the pattern. Hooray! And I already had enough scrap fabric, so it was FREE!!
I did need to adapt a bit since the paint was bigger than the flower patterns provided. I removed the crystals that already made “flowers” on the top bodice. I wanted some fabric flowers to tie into what we were doing on the bottom.
I used her pattern for the center of the flower, the smallest flower and the peddle. Then I just used that flower and cut it about 1/2” bigger once and then again. For the three layers of flowers. Then I just cut down the other two flower patterns for the flowers on the upper bodice.
Then I used a spray adhesive for fabrics and quilting and sprayed between each piece so it would stay.
Then I just did a small zig zag stitch to keep it all in place and so the edges wouldn’t fray. You can do a small regular stitch about 1/4” inside if you want the frayed too too. About an hour later…all done!
My daughter tried it on so I could take a pic. I hope she loves it! I still love that birdie….