I have An Idea for a circle skirt, which is probably terribly misguided, but I’m going to do it anyway, which is why I am asking the lovely WeSewRetro community for guidance.
Joann Fabrics has the most adorable teapot-print novelty fabric, which I’ve been dying to make a skirt out of. Unfortunately, the teapots seem too directional and busy to make anything but a dirndl out of, and I’d rather have a circle skirt. SO, I formulated a plan. I ironed some Heat n Bond Lite iron-on adhesive to the back of some teapot fabric and cut out about 50 little teapots. I plan to make a black cotton circle skirt (the patterned one above is just for proof of concept, not the eventual home of the teapots) and applique the teapots to it. I’m thinking I can do this by ironing all the teapots on for placement and then going around each one with a narrow zig-zag. Is there anyone with applique-ing experience who has a better idea?
Also, I have a general question… the teapots have three background colors: bright red, medium red, and burgundy. Should I applique them all with the same color thread, or should I pick up three colors and match the thread with the teapot?
Thanks so much for your help!