Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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?

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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.

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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.

4 comments:

sarah_is_speaking said...

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 http://tinyurl.com/apzwz5

Sarah
www.4angle.com/sarah

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//maizehutton.blogspot.com/2007/08/frayed-flower.html

You can see the finished project on my blog!

jenelisebeth said...

Thanks for the tips everyone!!

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