The lovely dress~
My pillow insert was a 14" circle, so I cut two circles 14 1/2"
|This shows a white and gray circle, but I ended up changing to two white circles.|
I cut the fabric into 8" strips.
I folded the pieces in half and ironed. Using the longest stitch on my machine, I basted about 1/2" from the raw edge. Using my pinking shears, I cut off all of the excess.
Slowly I pulled the thread to make the fabric ruffle.
Beginning at one end, I pinned the ruffle about 1" from the edge of one of the circles. I continued this process until I had the entire circle covered. And I did find that I needed to adjust several times especially when I got to the center.
Using small stitches, I tacked the flower to the circle.
With right sides together I sewed the two circles together leaving a 3" opening.
I turned the flower right side out, inserted the pillow, and stitched the opening.
The result was sweet and pretty ♥