Make all the Buds
Make all the buds. As you progress, make all of the flowers, adding each successive layer to each of the flowers before proceeding to the next step. This will keep your work uniform.
Stitch across the bud at its base about 1 inch from the top.
Pull the thread tight and wrap the bud with three wrappings.
Knot the thread and cut it off.
Fold the sides down to form a triangle
Fold the sides down to form a triangle.
Fold in Half
With the two layers stacked, fold them in half.
Cut a piece of fabric that is about 6 inches long and 3 inches wide.
I started with thin polyester lining.
Then I used nylon tricot to form the inner layer.
Nylon tricot is soft but thick (compared to the lining). It adds excellent fill material without adding bulk.
In this series, I will teach you how to make fabric roses.
These roses can be used in bridal bouquets, as decorations, in home interiors, as hair accents, for corsages, and so on…
You will need the following supplies:
- Fabric that is not too stiff.
- Lining or interfacing if the outer fabric is very soft.
- Needle and thread.
Securely Stitch In Place
Securely stitch the shoulder detail in place on the inside of the garment.
I use two rows of hand stitching:
- The first is a very small blind stitch on the top edge of the garment.
- The second is a pick stitch or a whip stitch to secure the raw edge.
Pivot the basted shoulder drape toward the inside of the gown…
And pin it in place.
Baste the tulle gathers before removing the pins. Tack the tulle at the very edge to the gown (left in the photo).
Pin the adjustment on the wearer first
This Vera Wang Gown originally had a halter style bow made of tulle.
The bride wanted the ties turned into a capelet style shoulder drape.
I pinned the alteration exactly as the bride wanted and cut off the extra tulle.