Monday, August 15, 2022

Another Swirly Dresden

Years ago I found a really cool swirly dresden plate paper pieced pattern and used it to embellish a sweatshirt.  Loved the result, but turns out the sweatshirt was too big.  Not that I mind having a bulky sweatshirt, especially in winter, but was really loose.  The sleeves were too long as well; the cuffs were always in the way when cooking or washing my hands.  

I bought a couple of blank sweatshirts over the winter, because my mom wanted a version of my leaf sweatshirt.  (Hmm.. I appear to have made that before I started blogging - I'll have to dig up a photo.)  Turns out both sweatshirts were too big for her, but one of them fit me better than the oversized one.  I decided to make a new color wheel.


This time I used starch with my foundation pieces.  I still had the problem of too much ironing and difficulties with the points.  Between the starch and the 606 adhesive, the pieces were stiff to stitch down.  I had a great selections of brights this time around.

I'm thinking about submitting it to the local fair.  I need to make up my mind soon, since submissions are due this weekend.

Now I have an oversized, rarely worn sweatshirt that needs some love.  It's a Fruit of the Loom Super Cotton sweatshirt, unisex size Medium.  There's some light wear plus a bleach spot on the right sleeve (see circle).  Otherwise, it's in great shape.  Leave a comment or message me if you're interested.  And if multiple people are interested, I'll randomly pick one on Saturday morning.  It would make me happy to have it used.

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  1. That's a neat design for your sweatshirt! I know your mom will love hers, too. Is 606 a spray adhesive? My mom used to decorate sweatshirts for our kids and I think she used Wonder Under...? Hard to remember, lol!

  2. Ohhh, the colors are so bright and fun against the black background! Love the mod dresden design!!!


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