Shadow Applique Easter Basket
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                                         Shadow Applique Directions

1.  Trace collar pattern onto base fabric (we used pima wale pique).
    Do not cut out at this time.

2.  Trace individual applique pieces onto desired fabric and cut out.

3.  Arrange applique pieces according to the photo.  You may wish 
    to temporarily hold these in place with a light touch of a glue
    stick.  (Remember in placing the pieces to allow for the collar
    seam allowances.)

4.  Overlay the entire collar with a sheer fabric (we used Vanessa
    voile in white).  Other good fabric choices would be a sheer 
    batiste or an organdy.  Remember:  if you use a color other than
    white, it will affect the color of the underlying applique pieces.
    Hand baste the overlay in place.

5.  Outline the individual applique pieces with a tiny running stitch
    in an appropriate color (one strand of DMC floss).

6.  Add lace or tatting to the Easter basket (we used a polka dot
    fabric for the basket to add interest).

7.  Embroider the Easter eggs as desired.  We embroidered several
    of the eggs with feather-stitch bands, then added heirloom daisies
    between the bands.  One egg has chain-stitch bands in green, then
    a full bullion rose in the center and a sprinkling of french knots.
    Another has chain-stitch bands with a trailing vine and tiny 
    bullion rose buds.  Use your imagination and have fun!!

8.  When embroidery is complete, retrace the collar pattern, cut 
    out and continue with the construction.  You might want to make
    the collar detachable to get more use from the yoke dress.