When I make the Peonies I use precut coffee filters and then I saw one made from an old dress pattern and I heard the angels sing, laaaaaaa. I had just sorted my clothes patterns and put some of them in my old red truck to take them to the resale shop but they will never make it now! Coffee filters are precut in this cute round circle but the dress pattern wasn't so cute. I took a salad plate, traced 10 circles around it and cut them out. Then I worked the flower just like the coffee filter flowers and I think this is my favorite so far.