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!