Pardon my temporary disappearance! I was buried under the avalanche of paper, receipts and forms that seem inevitable at this time of year.
I did manage to eek out some time to go on a safari, returning with some mighty cute alligators and elephants!
Wanting to try a fairly new pattern, Willilam and Winnie by Children's Corner, I first selected a LakeHouse Dry Goods fabric, Elephant Toss. There are tiny little elephants scattered all over!
A coordinating dot provided the perfect lining. I also used the same fabric to applique a larger elephant on the lower skirt, as well as make covered buttons for the shoulder straps.
William is a romper for boys. Mango Stripe Seersucker was used for the romper, while Kiwi Gingham was used for piping and alligator applique.
For this version of Winnie, I decided to add a ruffle to the bottom of the skirt.
If you wish to add a ruffle like I did, you will need to use a different method of construction than provided in the pattern. Children's Corner has produced a series of videos with clear step-by-step instructions. You may view the technique I used by clicking here.
And what girl alligator doesn't love a big bow and long eyelashes? Some quick hand embroidery added a few fun details! The bow was made using cast on stitches, while the eyelashes are back stitches.
Alligator applique may be found at Embroidery Boutique.
Elephant applique may be found at Applique Cafe.
This entry is linked to Sew and Tell Friday.
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