Anyway, I wanted to see if I could come up with some appliqué designs I could use in tartan on a calico bag. I am chuffed to bits with the way they all turned out.
First - a scottie dog:
Then I made a Loch Ness Monster:
I drew the Nessie myself in Photoshop. I am no artist but I think it turned out okay. The tartan on this one is Black Watch which hasn't turned out too well in the photo.
Next I made Scotland's flag: (It's usually a white cross on a blue background.)
Next I was back in Photoshop trying to make the map of Scotland out of parallelograms - once a Maths teacher and all that! LOL
That one was way too finicky to make so I don't think it will be repeated.
And then I made a thistle:
Again the Balck Watch tartan on the lower part doesn't show up too well.
The Scottie dog and the flag bags are lined in the red tartan - Royal Stuart.
And the Nessie and thistle bags are lined in the Black Watch - this photo shows the colours better.
After all that bag-making, I got down to sewing the denim dress I'd cut out last week. I used this pattern which I'd made in the 90s.
This photo is so fuzzy it's almost not worth showing - and I have a grumpy face!! - but it's the best one of a very bad bunch.
I'll need to see if I can get Douglas to take a better one of me in it!
And, please admire the buttons. These are the exact same buttons which came off the denim dress I made (and wore to death) in the 90s.
The dress is really comfy so I suspect I will be wearing this one to death as well! :oD