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« on: February 16, 2008 04:53:18 PM »

Hello! I was once a Project Runway fanatic, and I started a dress based on one of the challanges. In season 2 Daniel V made a dress for the flower power challenge that was a little party dress with flowers all over he bodice. it is in the bottom right of this picture

I have everything done but the flower covered bodice. does anyone know of a way to make fabric flowers? I tried Kamizashi, but they are too chunky and stick out, I want them to be kinda flat because I have a large bust already and puffy flowers will make me look gargatuan on top. I folded the basketweaving middle and it turned out well... it is sad just sitting in my closet with no flowers on top...
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008 05:16:53 PM »

You could just buy fake flowers, unless you want to make everything from fabric.


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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008 05:32:49 PM »

What about if you cut the flowers from a flat piece of fabric?  You could use some fabric paint to color the tips, even.  And maybe use buttons in the center when you are sewing it down... if you like that look.

I'd love to see what you come up with!

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008 07:20:27 PM »

Have you tried using an organdy\organza to make the flower petals?  They would keep their shape and stay flat enough so they don't accentuate your bust too much.  You might also be able to find some that is multi-colored as well (Joann's has some in their 'dress up' type of material) which would give a great floral illusion.

« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008 08:16:08 PM »

 A really, really simple flower you can make with scrap fabric.
I'm going to try to desribe this the best way I can..
Layer some fabric over one another so that you can cut many at once.
Once you have that set up, cut long ovals. Kinda like this (    ) Next, sew through the half way point in between the oval and make it ruffle/pleat so that it looks like two petals. Do that to three of them and then sew together through the same middle point and attach to your garment!
This will give you a daisy.
Or you can sew a rose by taking a long strip of scrap fabric and roll it up long ways (the opposite way of rolling a joint) and while pinching the bottom as you rool. Sew the bottom you pinched and you have a rose!

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008 08:28:06 PM »

Omiyage might be a good choice. Or something like it. http://www.amazon.com/Omiyage-Handmade-Fabric-Japanese-Tradition/dp/0809229099
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