If you have, share my pain. Appliques. Aaaargh!!!!!
I've made Elsa, dead easy. Then I volunteered to make her friend an Anna dress. I suggested the green coronation dress, nice and easy - printed skirt fabric can be bought on ebay. No such luck Friend said could she have the blue one please.
Had a top tip from shop where I used to work.|To avoid raw edges and not get rippling of fabric when trying to iron on webbing to polyester - don't use Bond-a-web and the like.
Instead stitch with tiny hem allowance iron-on interfacing to cotton applique fabric, iron-on side to right side of fabric.
Cut a slit in interfacing and turn the right way out.
Iron so interfacing bonds to back of applique. this part I haven't got to yet Baste appliques to dress. Satin stitch on sewing machine in place.
Sounds simple. But the flowers have 9 dots and 9 petals and 9 stems. Each flower has 4 tiny leaves. That gives a grand total of 63 fiddly bits.
Is this just more trouble than its worth?
Anyone had good results using bond-a-wed on polyester? And did you satin stitch over the top of leave the raw edges?
I just thought I'd give you an up date of how it turned out
For the bodice I appliqued a round the pieces and then went over with satin stitch. It took hours and I admitted defeat and bought some Bond-a-web.
Used Bond-a-web to decorate all of the skirt using a low setting on the iron because I didn't want to scorch the very cheap satin I'd used for the skirt. By this time I was absolutely sick of the dress and didn't stitch around the edges.
The Bond-a-web held up for most of the day but some pieces were peeling by the end. I did volunteer to have the dress back to stitch the appliques back in place but I think child's grandma is being given the job.