Appliqué is a long and tiring process though it leaves great results. I recently finished the appliqué for Akari’s under dress. It was a task and a challenge all in itself. Making the appliqué took 4½ hours while applying it and sewing it on took a couple hours at most. The hardest parts were drawing the appliqué and sewing it on. Sewing curves on an appliqué is a huge pain. The stitching isn’t perfect, but I love it just the same. I’m really happy with the way it turned out too. The design looks perfect! I’m really happy with how the outfit is coming along.
I have a couple progress pictures to share. Enjoy!
The finished drawing of the Aria Company appliqué before I cut it out. I drew it on with quilter’s chalk. Drawing the center oval took the longest because I had to place it just right while keeping the right shape.
The Aria Company appliqué after I attached it to the front of the under dress with Heat ‘N Bond. That stuff is a life saver. It’s totally amazing! It took me forever to get the oval perfectly centered.