So, I finally decided how I was going to do this second Paper Doll dress for the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Design Challenge this afternoon. Between taking care of the kids and making dinner for family and friends, I managed to cut all the fabric, applique the flowers and finish the dress tonight. I used three different plain fabrics in a dark pink, light pink and green. The appliqued flowers came from a really beautiful border fabric. I used two pieces of fabric for each half of the dress skirt (green and dark pink), then added the flowered applique which was cut from the border fabric before sewing the front and back pieces of the dress together. It goes all the way around the dress and the pockets hide where the applique pieces meet giving the fabric the illusion from far away that it is one piece of fabric.
Here’s a close up of the front applique:
Here’s the border fabric I used (before I cut it up):
Here’s my little “punkin” modeling the dress:
You can see that the flowers go all around the dress.