Monday, June 23, 2014
Elephants Never Forget
Hmmm, maybe I'm more like her than I like to believe.
Anyway, elephants. This series of projects started out as a pair of misbegotten pajama pants: drawstring / elastic waist, no pattern matching on the side seams. Elephants.
I loved them on sight, though I knew I'd never wear them.
They've been sitting on my sewing table for at least 6 months, and the other week I cut them up and stared at the pieces for a while.
Obviously the biggest bits had to go for a dress -- some little girl (or her mother) is going to fall in love with that elephant print. I love that I didn't have to add any embellishment. Realistically, what would have showed up beyond the print?
Scraps, in my world, now equal potholders.
I managed to get 8 potholders out of the remnants, and I think they're pretty cute. Five of them feature a good-sized elephant motif in the center, surrounded by black-and-white check and solid black fabrics, and the other 3 have the print interspersed with the other fabrics plus denim to match the back of the potholders.
I don't think these will last too long on the craft show table.
When I finished the potholders, all I had left was a pile of strips and corners that I could gather up and hold in one hand.
It took a little convincing, but I gave myself permission to throw them out.