Spring is so beautiful and cleansing! Here's a picture from last weekend at my favorite retreat center!
I wanted to have something to show you at the end of the week, but I'm really spending a lot of time on my 1912 Skirt. So, I thought I'd show you one of my first restyles. It's not a major overhaul, but an enhancement that I love. I wear this jacket constantly in spring and fall! Even sometimes when the air conditioning is too intense in the summer. It's my go to outdoor jacket.
You may remember that I LOVE dragonflies. I had found the denim jacket in a thrift store for about $3. And, though I wanted to wear it as a jacket and not alter the structure, it was a little plain. So, I drew my little friend dragonfly amid the moon and stars.
I made a pattern using paper and cut out each piece with an extra quarter inch allowance for tucking under. Using the paper applique method, I stitched each piece of fabric onto the paper pattern, turning under the allowances as I went. Then, I pressed the pieces and gently tore away the paper. I placed the pieces on the starry sky background fabric and stitched them in place!
If you ever see the crazy lady with the dragonfly jacket at a yard sale or sewing show, that's me! Stop me and say hello!