Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Chapter 10 Make an Accessory

I had this idea from the start of this module so I made a paper mock up to start with to see if it would work before I went any further.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the next stage but I made a template to cut a piece of buckram the shape I wanted. I rolled a piece of card in to a cone shape covered it with cling film then wet the buckram and wound it round the mold.

Once the buckram dried I removed it re-cut the ends to a more suitable shape and sewed millinery wire to the edge to stabilize it.

Next I covered the 'fascinator' with a lining of scrim.

I used some scrim I dyed in one of my chosen colours for the final layer. I decided to fray the edges at the top.

After a few false starts I finally used a machine made cord to couch a spiral decoration.

Buttons for decoration.

1.5 inch curtain ring covered with decorated fabric.

Dorset button made from 1 inch curtain ring.

Dorset button attached to fabric button.

Buttons attached to 'fascinator'.

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