I love that it comes to the natural waist and is just a really good, classic shape.
I "auditioned" the various colour and style combos for VM panels and this one won:
Because RED, and an interesting shape, kind of like a ginger jar.I pressed some Steam-a-Seam onto the back and cut it out like this:
See why I called it a ginger jar?Never one to stop at a single thing, I decided to add some embroidered motifs, These roses had no iron on back and though the plan was to machine embroider them on, I did want them SaS'ed first so they wouldn't shift about.
The rose pressed into position - a little bit of glue residue but it will fall off or wash out or whatever!
Still being determined to make this easier, I tried a different tactic.
I got all the way to the point where I have just hot pressed the SaS onto the rose and peeled off the backing paper, but to get rid of the residue, I laid it onto a scrap of fabric, right side down (so opposite to if I was attaching it) laid the backing paper over it and pressed it. What this did was to melt the residual glue onto the scrap, while leaving the rest on the rose. It was a teeny bit mozzarellaish peeling it off but it was fairly easy.
Hard to see but it has less residue to trim off.
Rose two positioned. And now, onto the Birds! I grabbed a symmetrical pair of these gorgeous birds from the shop. They already had an iron on back which was pretty useless but really it is only to hold them in place for a wee while.
And now, rhinestones.
More is more, right? ;-)