Fourth of July appliqué t-shirt for my wacky little girl

By on June 27th, 2013
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star applique shirt
free machine embroidery designs

My seven-year-old daughter, Ilse, has a very particular style, albeit slightly demented. For example, she BEGGED me to make her a pair of shorts out of a pastel seersucker fabric because she had a tank top with pastel horizontal stripes that she thought would match PERFECTLY. In reality, the t-shirt and shorts did not match at all, not even remotely. I mean they both had cool pastel stripes, but the stripes were going in opposite directions and they were completely different shades of pastel.

Okay so now you have a sense of what I’m dealing with.

A couple weeks ago, my mother-in-law sent a navy blue sweater with silver stripes on it to Ilse as part of a care package. Of course she loved it, and she got very excited about the outfit she would construct around this new sweater.

I was in Dallas, when I got the call.

“Mom, can you make me a red, star t-shirt? GG sent me a star sweater and it is going to match PERFECTLY. I’m going to wear it on the fourth of July.”

Really – a sweater on the Fourth of July? Whatever. I’ll make you your star t-shirt.

The next day when I was at Citycraft in Dallas, I found a darling navy blue cotton print fabric with white and red dots (Cynthia Rowley design)… perfect for the star appliqué. I then created a star applique design and stitched it on a red t-shirt. She is psyched… and one very happy little customer.

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