Reverse Applique Skirt

I love Alabama Chanin's reverse applique process -- but I don't always want to use cotton jersey, which is her favorite material.  The other challenge?  How to machine embroider the applique so that it wasn't all sewn by hand.  Hm.

Here's an experiment from a few weeks ago . . . There are three layers to the applique: the underlayer of the hot pink pattern, then another layer of a purple fabric, and finally -- the center dark purple medallion.  Once I completed the applique on the machine I sewed it onto a tulle overlayer for a cotton poof skirt for Z.

Not thrilled with the bumpiness on the edges, so I wouldn't put this on tulle again -- the fabric is just too fragile for something of this heft . . .  Fun, though!