Thrift Store Jumper Turns Boutique!comments (3) January 11th, 2009
Instead of running to her favorite store to find a new jumper for her niece, Gail visited her local thrift store and picked up a denim jumper for $7. Then she raided my closet (full of Amy Butler prints) and found the perfect floral print to use to embellish it. Transforming the fabric into flower and leave appliqués, she designed an adorable new jumper. It was somewhat of an emergency because her niece has outgrown her favorite jumper—another of Gail's creations that featured lots of button embellishments. Here's how she did it. First, she cut around the motifs that she thought she was interested in using. Pinning them on the jumper gave her a good ideal of how they would look in the end. Then she applied a double-sided fusible web (such as Wonder Under) to the wrong side of the leaves and flowers and cut them out (closely around the edges). After a final placement check, she fused them onto the jumper...both on the front and back. Some quick straight stitching appliquéd them to the denim. Cute, cute, cute!!!
Gail is the owner of Gail Patrice Designs and her specialty is embellishements of all kinds. Whether it's on the sewing machine or serger, she knows how to mix decorative threads, fabrics, embroidery, beads, and buttons to create a unique decorative touch to garments and home décor projects...check out her website for more creative ideas.