I have a question that I posted in Sewing General but am not having much luck with getting an answer so I thought I would try here since it's always busy!! Because this is for completed projects really, I also thought that I should post the prom dresses I made for my daughter and her friend. They were labor intensive and I'm happy with the results of both. So here they all are:
Question: I am desparately trying to find instructions on how to make fabric flowers. When I do searches I find more of the crafty or country types but I am in need of instructions on how to make the more couture style like this:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24020854
Anyone have any clue where I might find steps for this?
My daughter is in the coral dress. It's a two piece because she wanted it to be like a dress she found on the internet but I thought it would be easier and more functional to keep the two pieces separated! Yes, she wore Converse (cuz that's just her!!). Her friend Anna wanted something more formal and we were going to stick with a long gown but when I started sewing the crepe back satin I noticed it was pretty thick and didn't have a nice drape so it would make her look fuller, so I talked her into a shorter dress and then shot myself in the foot by suggesting we top the whole thing with sheer fabric. The dress pattern (Vogue) called for gathered fabric all over the bodice but the satin again was too thick and looked bad so the sheer was the way to go. It was a horrible experience though. VERY labor intensive!! I also made her sash and then made my daughter's date a bow tie and pocket square (why do I do these things to myself)!
Sorry so long, onto the pics:
This is everyone. My daughter is in the front on the far left. Her friend is in the back right with the shorter black dress.
Here you can see most of my daughters dress. It's hard to tell that it has a two layered skirt but it does. Also this pic gives the best idea of the color. It's a textured dupioni silk.
The top of Destini's dress.
Destini's date with his bow tie and pocket square.
A better view of the top of her friends dress. You can see all of the gathering I had to do!!
Full view of Anna's Dress