I apologize it took me till now to get this post up. I went to jury duty this morning expecting to be released pretty quickly like last time, but found out I’d been summoned for a death penalty case. So, my day was filled with answering questions about gun control, the judicial system, and my thoughs on the death penalty for the defense and prosecution. After such a mentally exhausting day, it was so nice to come home to something beautiful like Laurie’s weekly DIY post. Enjoy!
silk. You will need one length of ribbon, nine times the ribbon width,
for each rosette. My ribbon was one inch wide, so I cut nine inches of
ribbon per rosette.)
ribbon length should be nine times the width of your ribbon. If you
are using a wired ribbon, you’ll need to remove the wire from the inner
(or bottom) edge.
needle and thread and gather you ribbon tightly. Knot your thread, but
don’t cut it. ( See figures 2 and 3).
needle and thread through the gathers on the back side of the rosette
several times to secure, and knot. (see figure 4)
Stitch the crinoline to the back of your rosette. (see figure 5)
down securely. Be sure to go through the ribbon and crinoline too.
(see figure 6)
A pair of shoes (see figure 7) an evening bag, a dress sash, or secure
to a barrette or bobby pin and wear in your hair. To attach the
rosette to the shoes, I stitched it to the preexisting bow. A hot
glue gun would work as well. To take the customization a step
further, I pulled out the insole to use as a template. Next, I traced
around it on the fabric, cut out the fabric and used a spray adhesive
to attach it to the insole and placed it back inside the shoe.
first. Next I attached the rosette (with several layers of tulle
behind it) on top of the bag’s closure snap using a needle and thread.
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