About 10 weeks ago, I pinned a mini Boden top with felt butterflies appliqued on it with the intention of sewing a knockoff. I have other sewing that needed to be done *cough, cough* but instead I played around with making butterflies.:)
I cut out a small, medium, and large butterfly templates.
And used 9 different colors of polyester felt. I used polyester as that was what I had on hand and I knew after making these shirts that it handles the washer and drier just fine.
The above picture shows 2 large, 4 medium, and 3 small butterflies but I ended up using 4 large, 3 medium, and 2 small after playing around with the placement on the t-shirt.
I used Wondertape to position the butterflies on the top.
On the underside, I fused interfacing to support the stitching for the body and antennas of the butterflies.
A flutter of Butterflies!
In case you're wondering about the top, it was made using the Not So Plain Tee pattern from Sewing Modkid Style. I made it to be worn with the Jasper Vest and Jodhpurs that I sewed last week. I apologize for not putting pictures up yet of the outfit on BK. It's been in the 80's and very humid here. While I do confess to torturing my kids sometimes, making them wear long sleeves, pants, and a vest in hot weather to take pictures outside isn't something I'm going to do. But it looks like cooler weather is supposed to be here next week...
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