Sunday, July 19, 2015
well begun is half done
in which our plucky heroine starts something sketchy...
This is the initial stage of adding a reverse applique design to the RTW dress neckline. First lay a piece of thin newsprint over the front bodice, and use fingers to locate the neckline edge and the seams of the front panel; this allows me to create a design that doesn't overlap the seams, since cutting through the construction that holds the dress together would be a bad idea; using newsprint rather than, say, transparent plastic, means that I can then cut out the paper as if it were a pattern piece, and draw my initial sketch directly:
* what I will do is to pin or staple the design sketch to the layer of freezer paper, and cut them out together. I also do this when making more than one identical stencils, as for the two cuffs - I stapled two layers of freezer paper back to back, which gave me a mirrored pair of designs.