Sometimes a project needs a little tweaking. A few years ago I made a shirt for Mario that has gone almost unworn (as in once per summer, to humor me).
This may be because I think the fabric is fabulous and he does not. I think it looks like Jackson Pollock in Space and he does not.
I jokingly asked if it would be better if I embroidered a rocket ship on it.
He said it would.
And could it be the rocket ship from Futurama?
So I did. I found a picture online, copied it and drew it onto some scrap fabric, and embroidered it in odd moments this weekend. Then I cut out the ship, got him to put on the shirt and pinned the applique to the left front.
I stitched it on with the machine, then added some final embroidery - the gun turret on top.