I used that same skirt for inspiration and the same technique.
I’m calling it “Reverse Applique”.
I placed the bias strips horizontally and chalked the design. I’m very drawn to primitive/geometric doodling.
Here are the front and back pieces in process.
I violated my personal moral code again and used the cheap gold metallic thread I purchased from Walmart. It was of such poor quality that I switched to my more expensive gold thread. Lesson learned.
A close up of the detail. The gold and red thread is a light embroidery thread.
Higher quality thread does matter in sewing. The machine likes it better too.
There was no plan to start. I’m still developing my creative process. I recognized when finished that these shapes and lines are the same “doodles” that I have been doing since grade school. Hmmmmm.
Here is the five-button closure . This time I only spent one minute choosing the buttons instead of two hours. I’m trying to cure my own BOCD (Button Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I may need therapy.
The pillows are similar but different.
They could go together or apart.
I’m contemplating a plan for my designs. I may open and Etsy Store when I have 10 or 20 completed. Does anyone have suggestions or experience with that? I would love to hear about it.