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Queen of New York – My 26-Inch New York Beauty Dress Project

I saw a red dress on-line this style with a huge Mandela printed on it. “What a great idea”, I thought.

At 26 inches across, the New York Beauty design was the natural choice – a generally round design and made the HNQ (Hoop N’ Quilt) method – it couldn’t be simpler or less risky to put onto my dress.

So, I went about zig zag sewing the NY Beauty pieces together creating this great big appliqué. I was afraid the extra fabric associated with an appliqué this large would be too heavy on the side of this light weight cotton gauze dress. Using wss (water-soluble stabilizer), the appliqué turned out not to be so heavy after all and draped nicely.

Working from my ironing board I pinned, and then hand-basted the appliqué to the dress, working from the center of the design out towards the points.

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