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In braid work and applique, only one stitch must be taken at a time, or else the work will appear puckered.

Like the bead work, the embroidery and applique found on many garments are added "to make pretty."

In the end they decided upon a white satin ground with an applique border of some conventional floral pattern.

It makes an attractive finish for a hem line and also for finishing the edge in applique.

WORD ORIGIN

1841, from French appliqué "work applied or laid on another material," noun use of past participle of appliquer "to apply" (12c.), from Latin applicare (see apply).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPLIQUÉ

patch

nounpiece applied to cover a gap or lack
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