Another day on the jacket, this is starting to become a bit of an epic project! I sewed the peplum together, which I think looks pretty cute and with a definite playing card feel.
|Peplum back and sides|
When I planned the jacket I wanted to have hearts on the peplum but I just couldn't work out how to sew applique them on without fraying. I thought about using felt as it doesn't fray and sewing it on by hand but when I looked I didn't have enough red left just bucket loads of white. I didn't want to spend any money if possible, especially as I do have fabric left over. So I turned to the net, I had my shiny very fraytastic fabric and I found a great video meant for quilt applique with freezer paper.
Woo! Get in! I already have some freezer paper. It worked pretty well on my quite large heart shapes and I am lining the jacket so no one can see the messy back where I cut the paper out heehee!
I zigzag stitched around the edge as my fancy stitches were not that great for this and I didn't mind the stitching being seen. I also didn't fancy handsewing all 11 hearts on either. So now the peplum looks like this....
I must confess, the half red and white heart in the middle is a bit of a late addition. I accidentally tore a hole in the fabric with my overlocker as the fabric was quite slippery and got away from me more than once. I was thinking about cutting a bunch of little hearts and scattering them over the skirt but I liked the look of just the large hearts on the bottom and thought maybe a half and half large heart would look ok. Plus it will be right over my bum which I am sure my friends will love! haha!