- 2 rectangles of felt – felt is the perfect beginners fabric, it is easy to work with, comes in great colours and doesn’t fray.
- 2 buttons
- a large needle, (I went with a sharp carpet needle and I am sure there are people cringing as I write this BUT like using a knife, I feel that my son he is less likely to having an accident using a super sharp needle since it glides through the fabric easily, a blunt needle would need more forcing and so making it easier to slip.
- embroidery ring
- a few safety pins
- embroidery floss
4. When the face is finished, take the felt out of the embroidery ring and lay the two pieces of felt together. Use the safety pins to hold them in place. (image 3)
5. Sew around the edge, leaving a gap for stuffing. As you can see he went over the edge a couple of times instead of up and down, I think it adds to the character :o) Remove the safety pins. (image 4)
I have notice, however, that there is a typo with the measurements for the Skirt Trim. The measurements should read:
But before I do I’d like to tell you a bit of the background and how I arrived at her gorgeous new name.
I started making beautiful Blossom Party Dresses in Feb this year and with a big THANK YOU they have been received so well. But it was the feedback that I was getting that prompted me to decide whether my dresses needed their own identity. My lovely customers were saying how they felt so elegant, so confident and very feminine. Also, their husbands and partners were very pleased too.
So my dresses were outgrowing the 1 Puddle Lane name (which is my children’s wear range) and they needed to stand on their own two feet and be elegant and confident as they were making my customers feel. I did a brainstorming session with a few close business colleagues and we came up with her name. I wanted the name to exude elegance and still be part of 1 Puddle Lane but also to have her stand on her own.
So I’m proud to announce the name for my gorgeous range of ladies wear is:
Who is Audrey Lane? Well, she is ELEGANT, CONFIDENT and when you wear one of my dresses she is YOU!
I’ll be having an Audrey Lane Launch Night on Wednesday 30th May at 8pm Qld time. There will be dress giveaways and discount vouchers to pick up.
So in the meantime……..SPREAD THE WORD!…….and enjoy the photos from my recent photo shoot.
Photos done by Katie Walker-Smith Photograph