Saturday, January 22, 2011

Scrap It Saturdays: Vintage Modern Airplane

Well, there is no denying that airplanes are quite a favorite around our house. Doug's dream is to one day become a pilot and it seems he passed down his passion for airplanes to his namesake. Douglass Charles LOVES airplanes and I guess that is good because his room is decorated in a variety of vintage style planes. Actually, the airplane graphic I used for this project was adapted from some collage airplane artwork I did for his nursery.

Since his 2nd birthday is right around the corner - and the theme is airplanes (of course) - I decided we would start off with a plane applique.

I finally purchased some iron on interfacing (which you can see here) and I can already tell it is going to make all the difference.

Everything is cut out and ready to sew on, but this applique is going to be a little more complicated as you can see. There are several pieces and figuring out placement, colors, etc. was a little more challenging.You will also see that I have drawn a line for the window area of the plane. My plan is to just stitch a line over that area so you can tell what it is supposed to be.

Lastly, the final applique may turn out to look a little different from this one. Doug checked out the image for me last night and his only complaint was the polka dot fabric I used for the body - too girly I guess (can't imagine why). Thankfully I have the same color in a solid.

So be sure to check back next week for the finished product, the applique pattern and directions, and a giveaway. It should be fun!

Happy Weekend!


Courtney said...

So cute!! I don't think the polka dots are too girly lol! Can't wait to see the finished product. I just might have to do this one for Henry (and will prob use a blue and brown polka dot and coordinating stripe fabric :)

Anonymous said...

Ruthie Weber uses something called "Wonder Under" (or a variation of that) for stuff like this -- I think you iron it on the piece, and then you can pull something off the back and iron it on again to your shirt, or whatever. I've only used it once, and I can't remember what for, but it seems like it would really help hold it still if you're stitching it onto something. :)

Your stuff is so cute. Very inspiring. :)

Alison said...

I believe they told me at the store that the interfacing was like Wonder Under. So far I really like it. We will see when I get done. And thanks for the kudos from you both. I am leaning toward keeping the polka dots. :)