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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Snowflakes & Lace - Sewing Mama RaeAnna and SewVery

Today is the day Veronica and I want to share our projects with you!

I'm so glad that Veronica could be my partner in crime on this series!  She has been such a blessing to me over the past year.  We were able to connect because of our love for sewing and blogging and we've become such great friends in real life.  In fact, our kids had a blast together at McDonald's yesterday and we were able to talk "shop" while they played!

I decided to go literal for my project! :) I made a lace snowflake applique on a sweatshirt tunic.   To create the top, I bought a 3XL sweatshirt and cut it up with pattern pieces from my Cupcake Top! 

I love my embroidery machine and have so much fun creating appliques and monograms.  I feel like I have a system in place for my process of hooping, pinning, etc. and that process got me in a little trouble when I made this sweatshirt!

 I normally take a project off the hoop, trim the stabilizer and then add cloud cover to the back of the shirt so any threads on the back won't scratch the child that wears the shirt!  To add the smooth backing you use a hot iron.  Hot irons + lace = disaster!  When I was using the iron on the back everything was ok - when I flipped the shirt over I was just in automatic pilot and didn't even think as I started pressing the front of the sweatshirt!  Yikes!  I burned a few little sections of the lace but fortunately was able to fix with some creative placement of lace and Hot Fix crystals!

See?!  You can barely tell I made an oopsie!

Eva Mae looks so cute in her little tunic.  We went to a cute antique store after our photoshoot and I showed off her tunic to the lady that sold me some pretty vintage lace trim!

I'll be giving away a yard of vintage lace trim to one of the winners of our giveaway!  Make sure you enter below for your chance to win!
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Tune in tomorrow for a round up post of all the guests on our series!  And if you have a project with lace I would love to see it added to our link party!  I'm visiting each entry and pinning to our Pinterest board. 

 To enter the link party and see all the details of the giveaway CLICK HERE
To view our Pinterest board CLICK HERE

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Pfff... I still have posts from the series to read. The flu turned me really down. I've been trying to get back on track a bit everyday, but posts have been left unread, things have been left undone... =( I'm still trying to catch up, and I didn't want to miss the chance to tell you how much I love your sweater. the series were great too.



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