I peeked around at Joann, but I wasn't really feeling like what I found was the perfect fabric for the job, and I certainly didn't find a good solid to go with anything that I did find.
What's a girl with a deadline, no truck fabric, and no hoop for her embroidery machine, to do?!
The answer? Applique, of course!
Honestly. I have only done applique work about 2 or 3 other times, so I was a little nervous giving it a go on some of my best striped fabric (Michael Miller). But the many silent little prayers along the way were answered, and I am actually very happy with the finished product!
I didn't have any co-ordinating solids, so I spent ages painstakingly matching every single stripe, right down to the arm and leg bands!
I dare not let Little Man see this set, lest he decides I need to add a pair for him to my to-do list!
A few links from today's project:
The pattern: The AMAZING Lazy Days Lounge Set by Fishsticks Designs!
The applique: Truck and Tools by Angel Lea Designs on Etsy
This was my first time purchasing from Angel Lea Designs, and it was a great experience! I bought a 3 applique template bundle deal, and despite us being in opposite time zones, the files her sent extremely quickly! They are well designed, simple enough for a newbie like me to put together, and beautifully presented. I'll definitely be back for more!
What was the third template I bought in the bundle? Why an absolutely cool Pirate Ship, of course!
The clothing labels: They're satin, foldover ones from my absolutely favorite label source, Night Owl's Menagerie on Etsy!