When I finished sewing my dress, I wanted to add some extra details to make it a little more unique. I decided to make some fabric flowers to add along one of the shoulders and neckline. I headed out to the store to find some coordinating fabric, and finally settled on some silk and sheer fabric of the same color. I think that by using the same color, the dress maintains the modern look that I am going for, while not being overdone.
Here is the result:
- small piece of fabric, measuring about 27″ x 6″ (for large one) or 12″ x 3″ (for the small one)
- matching thread
I like to use the edges of the fabric because I like the way it looks. If you prefer, you do not have to use the edge. It just comes down to personal taste. Fold fabric lenghthwise so that one half is a little narrower than the other.
Sew with a running stitch at 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the fold. This can either be done by hand or with a machine.
Secure each end of the thread and gather fabric.
Tie the two ends of the thread together. Trim any loose strings, and secure to clothing, a headband, or anything else that needs a cute flower on it!