I'm always given two pieces of Amy Brown's art to work with. I have to figure out how to make as many pattern pieces as possible work for both designs. Sometimes it makes my brain hurt.
For the Candy Corn costume I decided wide single fold bias tape would be the way to go. I couldn't ask everyone to find and then buy a tiny piece of black and white striped fabric just for that center front panel. And wide bias was need to go around all the waist petals anyway.
Stitch that pressed-out side to the outer edge of the petal. Stop just before reaching the point.
These skirt petals are made with 5 layers of alternating solid and sheer fabric. And this is what I wrote to the instruction writers at Simplicity.
I, on purpose, flipped all of the jagged skirt petal layers this way and that so the seven petals would not be identical. I don’t know how you can say that in the instructions, but I am going to write about this when I blog after the pattern comes out.
So ... I am writing about this now. You can flip any and all of the layers to make each petal slightly different. Up to you.
Phew! enough fairy sewing for today.
Gotta get back on my current project you will see in 6 months or so.