I'm really excited to share this post with you today, a DIY from one of my favourite creatives plus a really lovely giveaway! If you've not come across Wild Thing Dresses before you may recognise them from the shark dungarees Wilf is often found in (here last year and here more recently). I've been a big fan of Kirsty's work since I discovered her around three years ago and I was so excited when she told me she's made a book of simple patterns so that we can make her designs ourself.
The book in itself is stunning, everything from the photography to the brilliant tutorials and of course the colourful creativeness in each design. I'm really excited to share with you a DIY that Kirsty came up with exclusively for Tigerlilly Quinn readers. I know you'll love it!
(don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway!)
This super easy crown is a great way to use scraps of fabric and a plain old headband to create a funky little party crown which can be reversed. Using heat n bond allows you to create a firm bonded fabric which can be cut without fraying and is reversible.
I have used similar techniques in the book to create super easy appliqué shapes which are easy to apply.
1. Bond adhesive web to the reverse of one piece of fabric of felt.
I’ve used a metallic finish fabric and a printed cotton.
2. Peel off the paper backing.
3. Bond the second piece to the reverse.
4. Cut out the paper template, Trace around the template and cut out.
5.Bring the ends together. Sew with a single stitch back and forth to secure.
6. Continue to slip stitch the two edges together and finish again by
Sewing with a single stitch back and forth to secure.
7.Gently fold and snip two small openings into the crown as shown.
8. Feed the headband through the crown to assemble.
And now for the giveaway! I am delighted to be able to giveaway a copy of Kirsty's new book, a choice of fabrics to make two of the designs in the book AND either a ready made character dress or character dungaree. All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below and good luck!
all entries will be added the Tigerlilly Quinn newsletter of which you can opt out of at any time. The competition runs for two weeks and is UK only entries