Saturday, August 21, 2010

I will not be outdone by a craft

Kudos to those of you who make the beautiful singed chiffon flowers like these here and here.  I wanted to make some white ones and ordered some chiffon about two months ago. This week I tried on two different nights with two different pieces plus some chiffon scarves I picked up at a yard sale recently and failed miserably. My circles did not curl- they burned up! I did some research and discovered you MUST use SYNTHETIC fabrics. I had ordered silk chiffon.

I did have on hand some synthetic fabrics from my grandmother's stash that she probably used as linings. I tried this and it worked much better. Here is a blue flower I made out of that:

I used a brad from my scrapbooking stash for the center.

I also discovered that one of the scarves I picked up at the yard sale was synthetic and would work so I managed to get two flowers done.  I will admit I stitched them together and did not like them and cut more circles and had a second go. This particular fabric curls VERY EASY and will shrink up half the original size- so I've learned not to cut my circles too small.  Here are my flowers. One has a vintage jewelry piece for a center and the other has some pearls I stitched in.


And what about the silk chiffon that I can't use for this? They became these:


The one on the left is made from this tutorial and the right one was made by folding the circles into quarters and stitching them together at the bottom points.

Check back because I plan to work all of the white flowers into some jewelry pieces.

7 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the weekend wrapup. These are beautiful! And I'm glad you found out about the synthetic fiber thing, because I can see myself lighting things on fire trying to get it to curl! Now I know. Thanks!

    Happy Saturday!

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  2. So glad to have read this, I saw that tutorial on making these and have already scouted my closet for dressy outfits that I "may" have outgrown, and it helps a lot to have some tips on what not to use LOL! Thank you :-) your flowers, btw, are GORGEOUS!

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  3. So glad to have read this, I saw that tutorial on making these and have already scouted my closet for dressy outfits that I "may" have outgrown, and it helps a lot to have some tips on what not to use LOL! Thank you :-) your flowers, btw, are GORGEOUS!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I have not tried these flowers and a wondered how to do it without them catching on fire! Now I know...thanks for the great craft ideas!

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  5. These are so lovely. I relly like the tiny pearls you sewed on the white ont! Thank you also for the link. These are prettier than Prima flower!

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  6. These are so beautiful. I'm going to start looking for silk chiffon.

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  7. The possibilities are endless with these!! They're darling! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decor today!! Have a great weekend!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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