Here’s where I am with my evening coat project. It is made of 2 colors of silk satin, with appliques of the opposing color. The photo above is of the right front piece, which has the appliques placed. I took some photos of the light-colored applique so you can see the process.
I started by drawing the applique on tracing paper, then attaching it to a manila folder with adhesive spray to make it more resilient. Then I cut out the shape. I traced the shape onto my applique fabric and basted it to the partially constructed garment. I cut around part of the applique, finger-pressed the raw edge under, and hand stitched the applique to the garment. If this makes no sense to you, please look at the below photos.
If I had been more careful about scaling the photos, you could flip through them like a flip book! I hope this makes sense.