Ok, anyone who reads Doodles by Debbie may have already heard about the poodleskirt project... we have an annual May Festival, its a showcase of the kids ages 4th grade thru 9th grade, orchestras, bands, and choirs. The choir teacher called in a panic, the principal tattled my name that I am "crafty". LOL
Anyway, she had 9 poodleskirts made for her a few years ago by another mom. That mom now is in stage 4 breast cancer, so she was not about to ask her if she could make 10 more (the group grew that large)... these are for 5th, 6th & 7th grade dancers when our choir sings at the May Fest.
Well, I told her we'd fix her up, and she would be covered. She dropped off yards and yards of felt, and one sample skirt that the other mom made. I was a little worried when I noticed the poodles were just glued on. And were already peeling apart.
Well, first order of business is to secure those little puppies on.
2nd order of biz is to bust out 10 new skirts.
Don't want to disturb the original work, will only stitch those dogs to match the new ones.
And I am duplicating the art exact so the new ones look the same, there is sentimental value to the first 9. Messing with that is like cutting up grandma's quilt for rags, I'm not willing to go there LOL
So here are pics: the original sample skirt is the green one. We did get "creative freedom" to make the new dogs a little fancier, so we used sparkle felt on one (yellow skirts) and black/gray for the blue skirts. More pics to come later, my daughter and one of the other choir members are hand-basting "leashes" as I post this :)
shows the sparkly felt that we used to jazz up the black on black doggies
original that we had to match... this was done by the other mom, and is my "pattern"
our version of the new doggies
my daughter's friend who is a choir member too
my daughter hand basting on the leashes