A sweet, dear friend recently had a birthday, and I wanted to make something extra special to let her know how much she is loved. Lately, I've been experimenting with the reverse applique technique. When I put together this stencil and these knit fabrics, they reminded me so much of her, and I knew what my gift would be.
I used a store-bought shirt and another thrifted knit material for the contrast. The stencil is from a template in Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.
I'm really in love with this technique. I'm using it for another very special project that I will be sharing with you soon. The hand stitching is so calming - it's good medicine for the soul.
I hope your week is off to a good start!