Hello Ladies! Please indulge me in this rather long post, but I am just so excited!!
Many of you probably know Maggie Bunch. She recently gave a class over on Facebook called "Bee Garden". Using pique fabric, we stitched a "honeycomb" then made bullion honeybees. What a wonderful experience trying something totally new! Before I show you the finished product, I just must share a story of what happened along the way .
Just a week or so before the class, I purchased this Daisy Kingdom fabric from a woman in the Sew It's For Sale group on FB:
Notice the yellow gingham pattern? Well, I decided to purchase some yellow gingham fabric to use as the contrasting fabric for the pattern. I wasn't really happy with it, though, because it was a poly/cotton blend and just didn't feel as good as the cotton fabric. Also, the yellow was much brighter than the Daisy Kingdom fabric's and the checks were larger. What was I to do ? Go to lunch, of course ! As I was finishing lunch, I kept thinking I should stop in at the local thrift store--they always have nice patterns available at a ridiculously low price. But, then I knew I really should get home and get this dress made before I leave Tuesday. As I drove I just couldn't get that little voice out of my head that was telling me to stop at the thrift store! So, I figured I'd just run in real quick to the sewing and craft aisle, check for patterns and get home. That's when it happened!!! As soon as I arrived at the aisle it hit me--a fabric with a pattern I recognized!! And here it is:
Okay, now can someone calculate for me the odds of me finding, in my little town thrift store, a yard of fabric that is the coordinating fabric to the one I purchased from a woman across the U.S. from me? A fabric that dates back to 1994! I don't believe in luck or coincidences! God is good to me!!!
So, now I have the perfect fabric to add to my little dress. So without further ado, here is the final product:
I'm kind of wishing I would have used the coordinating fabric for the back yoke, but I guess it's all right the way it is:
A closer photo of the honeycomb and bullion bees I learned to do in Maggie's class:
I can't wait to try these bees on another garment! I do so hope my DGD will like this dress!!!!
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