Hairpiece Ideas?

As of today, we've got 20 days to go. O M G. No, really, I'm quite excited, and maybe just a teensy bit stressed. But I'm trying not to let it get to me.

It's funny how a little time crunch really gets your butt in gear. Like, for instance, what I'm going to wear in my hair: forever I've just always assumed that I'd buy a cute flower hairpiece on Etsy, but you know what? I'm running out of time. I've bookmarked a ton of them (like
this one, and this one, oh and this, and this), with every intention of someday making a decision, but now I've got to abandon that idea. So, let's make a hairpiece, shall we?


I picked up this pretty brooch at the local flea market for $1. One dollar, folks. Deal! My plan is to snip off the branch part, and just leave the flower. I'm going to make this the center of my hairpiece.


This is the lace that I had sewn into the hem and cap sleeves of my dress. I have a ton of it left, and now I want to sew it into a flower, and then fasten the gold metal flower to the center. Or gather up the lace and make a poof. Um, or something. Any ideas? I know there is a neat trick where you sew a straight stitch along the bottom hem, then you pull on the thread and it gathers nicely into a pretty flower. Will that work with this lace, since it is so light and airy? I plan on attempting to make it this weekend. So, help a girl out, and give me some sewing tips. Because I really have no idea what I'm doing.


Hi there - we made this brooch yesterday in our craft club which sounds like just the sort of ruffle you are looking for. This tutorial is for a brooch but you could adapt it. There are instructions here for the sort of length and width you would need. It's pretty quick to make a ruffle. I hope it works. Can't wait to see a photo.

Link to the brooch tutorial from The Guardian

Ashley Sue said…
I actually did the exact broach you're talking about for all corsages needed for the wedding party. I think the lace would be beautiful, but it will fray...which just gives it character in my book.

I used this tutorial: http//

You can see the finished project on my blog!
jenelisebeth said…
Thanks for the tips everyone!!
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