I was working on a new dress for my missy and decided the dress needed some sort of contrasting embellishment at the top to tie in the rest of the fabric. I played around with some of my scraps and decided a big fabric flower at the center of the bodice would be really cute.
(Keep your eye out for the dress tutorial next week.)
- Scrap fabric (about 23 inches wide by 3.25 inches tall for a 5 inch-ish flower- the tightness of the gather and stiffness of the fabric will affect total size.)
- tiny piece of felt
- marker, needle, thread, scissors (and glue if making a pin or hair accessory)
Cut out the pattern.
Use a needle and thread to sew a wide basting stitch along the bottom of the fabric edge. (I tried it first on my machine, but the gathering was not a pretty)
Gather the fabric and sew the ends together to make the flower shape. Add a few stitches through the center to secure the flower.
Sew on a button or other embellishment if desired
If you are using the flower as a pin or hair accessory, hand stitch (or use glue) a small circle of felt with glue to the back of the flower.
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