I wanted to expand my machine embroidery skills by doing some FSL (free standing lace). You can purchase designs for this, but of course I did not. Instead I used a design that came preloaded on my new Ruby Royale sewing/embroidery machine. It is a simple design with just a single flower and 2 leaves.
I stitched out the design and use that for placement guide to stitch it on Precious top. Then using 2 layers of wash away stabilizer topped with a single layer of organza I stitched out the design hoping it would hold together for appliqué. Success!!!! It worker!
Using a heat-n-bond product, I applies the design to the top of each sleeve and used the 3rd for her headband. I love the finished look. So unique.
I hope you get inspired to try different things. I know I will.