black lace corsage on jacket (sorry hard to see black on black in the picture)
This tutorial came about while working on Curly's Christmas outfit. I'm making her a skirt, top, jacket set for this year. Prior years she wore some type of dress of red and black. This year I wanted to do something different. We're repurposing black satin and lace from a free-to-us formal for the skirt. I'm searching for a cobalt blue something to make a top. We have a little black velvet jacket to top it off. But, the little jacket needed something to make it special...hence this flower and our tutorial.
Flower tutorials are favorites of ours. Versions of this one can be found elsewhere on the internet. However, ours has a few differences.
Lightweight lace fabric (beaded/sequined venetian lace from the sleeve of a formal in our case)
Needle and Thread
You can use other types of fabrics for this projects. If the fabric happens to fray and you don't want it to, you can use a flame to heat seal your "circles". This tutorial shows you how.
*** If you are using a beaded lace, paint the back side of the fabric with a fabric glue/water mixture or fray check and let dry to hold the bead threads in place after you cut. Otherwise you'll cut your beads loose.***
You can use this flower as a pin, hair clip, or on a headband...options are endless.
Since we only used one sleeve of this pretty fabric for this flower, I think we may try a large lace bow for a hair accessory. Maybe it will be next Tuesday's Tutorial... I also have a few ideas for legwarmers. We'll see which idea gets made first.