This is one of the cutest and easiest little goodies you can add to an outfit. You just have to know how to make a french knot (great tutorial with pictures here!). You need a button with 4 holes too. This looks really nice with silk ribbon embroidery also but I just used regular floss on this one.
Isn't it cute?
I tried a new embroidery stitch on my machine which turned out cute but doesn't show up well on this beautiful fabric. I'm going to try it again on white because I think it's a cute design (and I love orange) and it deserves to be seen!
Can you see it? Just barely, huh? I love the way this Ginger Blossom print looks with the Mary Engelbreit prints.
Here's the whole outfit. I'm kind of on an apron kick right now.
For the dress I used New Look 6396 which is out of print but definitely worth hunting for. The hat pattern alone is worth the effort, it's so cute and easy.
I used Simplicity 3740 again for the pants but added 2 inches of fabric to the bottom plus all the appliques (I love the way the butterfly turned out) and buttons, etc. Really easy and the denim fabric is really soft too.
I've been working on an Emmeline apron (I told you I was on an apron kick) for about 2 weeks (no, it won't take you that long). It's so pretty and I've really wanted to try one of the Montessori by Hand patterns (I'm doing the reading pillow next). I just keep getting distracted but if I can part with it I will give it away in an upcoming drawing (so be ready!). Fun!