Sunday, April 15, 2012

Boring to Fun: Fabric Rosettes

I bought a simple sundress at Ross a couple of weeks ago for only $12.99.  It is a gray/black lightweight chambray…very simple and plain.  I figured it would be perfect for this Spring and Summer and I could give it a little color with the right jewelry.  Yesterday, I needed something to wear for the Close to my Heart gathering I was hosting at my house….simple and plain wouldn’t do, but I just didn’t like any of my jewelry options with the dress. 
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Fabric Rosettes to the rescue!  I keep seeing these online and figured they were a perfect solution.  It only took a few minutes to make them (I literally made them an hour before the party) but they made all the difference on the dress. 
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I cut four strips of coordinating fabric from my scrap pile, grabbed some flat-backed pins, plugged in my hot glue gun, and twisted some flowers! Easy peasy. Literally, cut a scrap of fabric, twist it, wrap it around itself in a circle, and hot glue as needed to keep it together. I used this tutorial from Jones Design Company as a guideline.
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The pins make the rosettes more versatile. I can use them on any outfit and I did not make any permanent alterations to the dress.

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I pinned three to the collar of the dress and one near the hem.

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I got so many compliments yesterday.  All of the ladies thought the dress was super cute and assumed the flowers were an original part of it!  They were so surprised when they found out I made them just before they arrived.  Fun, right?

Have a great week!
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