Hello Everyone! The very snowy start we've had to our holiday season here in Minnesota was the inspiration for this week's design hack for The Silk Road dress pattern. Using reverse appliqué, we are going to create two snowman sections that will build on each other with each wrap of the dress.
Reverse appliqué is a needlework technique in which two or more layers of cloth are sewn together with decorative outlines and the cloth is then cut from the outlines to reveal a specific layer of cloth underneath. The cut edges can be turned under for a more finished look, but to give the snowman in our project a softer outline, the cut edges of the applique are left raw and frayed. For the perfect finish, the dress trim is omitted and two of the ties are replaced with scarf ends so that the snowman is not only decorative, but also a functional part of the dress. Use the templates I've provided and watch the video below to learn how to make this fun and easy snowman dress - just in time to celebrate Christmas!
To get started, you'll need to download the Thimbles and Acorns Silk Road pattern. Look over the pattern, review the supply list and gather up all the necessary fabrics and supplies.
To make the Wrap a Snoman variation, you need a few additional supplies. Please download the free supplemental PDF to get the full tutorial and additional template pieces for the applique. Other than that, the supplies are the same.
Grab the full PDF download in the Sewing With Cinnamon Bonus section, here: Wrap A Snowman Pattern Hack
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