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jennyduck
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2009 05:06:04 PM »

thank you all so much for your wonderful and uplifting words! i haven't received the professional pics back yet (btw, how long is that supposed to take?!?!? - haha) so i can't find many photos that actually show the whole dress - without my husband covering half of it, anyway - these do show more, though. i guess earlier i was just trying to show the details...

the roses were super easy, too. i took long strips (varying between 1 1/2" and 4" wide and 1/2 the width of the fabric [my silk was 65" wide] to the full width... i wanted several different sized flowers) of silk and folded them lengthwise twice (just on one end, very simple), keeping the raw edges free. then thread a needle and knot the thread to the folded end of the fabric. twist the fabric (tightly or loosely depending on the look you want - mine were in-between) and make a small bun, like with your hair, and sew it down. it should look similar to a rosebud (well, made with silk). continue to twist the fabric (i directed it outward and away from the bud) and sew it down every few twists. once you get to the end, tuck it under your rose and sew it down. that's it!!! it is so easy. I tried with several different types of fabric (tulle, lace, crepe and ribbon) and none of them worked anywhere close to as well as the silk. it seems hard to handle at first, but once you get the first few stitches down its a piece of cake! it also looks beautiful with the raw edges tucked in, and if you twist the fabric toward the center instead of away; it's much cleaner looking. i have made these for crochet cloches, and as pins. you could probably decorate anything with them!

okay, on to the pics:



and just for fun



thanks again! let me know if you attempt the roses for anything, i'd love to see them!
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CheetahChiq78
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2009 09:01:05 PM »

I know you explained it, but is there ANY hope of getting a picture tutorial for the flowers? They are EXACTLY what I've been looking for! If you don't have time for a picture tutorial, NO worries!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2009 04:36:55 AM »

there's new pictures :-)

i have to say, it looks even more beautiful seeing the whole dress. it's so flattering on you!
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Geaux
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2009 10:55:26 PM »

fantastic job!
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2009 10:29:57 PM »

Wow!B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!! way better than the inspiration one!
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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2009 01:46:32 PM »

The one that you had originally lusted over is nice, but I don't like it nearly as much as i like yours. You did such a good job, and those pictures are so cute!
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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2010 04:56:28 AM »

such a good idea
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faycharlotte
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2010 06:54:07 AM »

Your dress is amazing, its really beautiful. Thanks for the letting us know how to make the roses, me and my fiancee are considering for our wedding this summer, not buying flowers but possibly making our own bouquets, and then it's cheaper and we get to keep them forever! So I will have a go at making your beautiful roses!
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« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2010 10:02:49 PM »

Great idea! It looks just as good as the designer one.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2010 10:28:16 PM »

Awesome...love the distressed roses!!
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