I traced the wave shape onto a piece of paper and drew out where I wanted them to be. I then connected the lower edges of the two layers of fabric with fusible webbing so they'd stay put while I worked, leaving a kind of flap unconnected where I was planning on making the wave shapes.
|They're fused just below the drawn line.|
|The original template was actually cut out of my receipt from buying the blue solids.|
I'd like to say I got better as I went along but that would be a lie. I'm pretty sure the way I was stitching it was wrong but even the next morning when I was continuing I remained too stubborn to go check out how to do it properly.And I still haven't checked(because I am a stubborn, "I'll figure it out myself" kind of person!) I'll definitely study up before trying next time, though.
|My first appliqued wave. I like to think the rippledness of it makes it authentic. :P|
After I'd finished a whole wave shape, I gently opened up the fused layers to remove the freezer paper template. I meant to trim off the fused parts when I was done but I forgot. Oops! I remembered when I was basting and had gone too far to want to go back, especially as I barely noticed the extra bulk.
|To be honest, I like the back of the appliqued section way better than the front. :P|
Next time on Shark Week, we finally get to best part: the Totally Awesome Shark!