Monday, August 26, 2013

New Applique dresses

I've started experimenting with handmade applique treatments on some of the pillowcase dresses.  I finished 3 dresses and I think the appliques came out really cute !

Working on the gingham pillowcase dresses, I would have used a thicker backing to eliminate any see-through.  Of course, the yellow bee bodies are also made out of gingham, so maybe I should have used a solid yellow.

I'm still playing with sewing machine stitches to look like applique, and I've used the buttonhole stitch and the applique stitches.  If you try this, remember to line the dress front with a soft interfacing to make it comfortable for the wearer because the stitching can be scratchy.

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