I love to create wearable pieces that are sophisticated, yet spunky. And, as I’m sure y’all are starting to see, I just can’t function without a healthy dose of color. Looking at my calla lily wreath hanging in my kitchen a couple of weeks back, it dawned on me those flowers would really pop as a wearable accessory. Thus, the idea for this project was born!
I have to say that I am currently nursing an addiction to the $3 tanks at Walmart. I mean, three little dollars for something that can be dressed up as I’ve done here, or down for an outing to the park or the pool? I am sold! I opted to create a brooch to liven up a plain white tank here (I wanted to keep my options open for layering the tank under cardigans and things later on), although it would be perfectly fine to hand stitch your flowers directly to your top if your prefer. Washing on delicate and then allowing it to air dry, I think the piece would launder just fine.
Let me share with you how this beauty came together!
Polysatin in two contrasting colors (The remnant basket at my Hobby Lobby is always brimming with cuts of this. It might be worth looking the next time you stop in.)
Various cotton fabric scraps
Heavyweight fusible interfacing
Disappearing ink pen
Small scrap piece of felt, preferably in a neutral shade
Hot glue gun and sticks
Magnetic pin back
Standard sewing supplies: shears, tape measure, pins, etc.
- I tend to prefer the magnetic alternatives to traditional pin backs because they typically stay put better and don’t wreak as much havoc on the garment to which they’re affixed, but if you are unable to find them, the old stand-by’s will work just fine.
- When applying the interfacing to your satin, be very careful, as the satin will scorch if it gets excessively hot.
- Use these flowers to adorn a bag or pillow if you aren’t in the market right now for a top. I bet two small brooches like these would be fabulous clipped on to a pair of strappy sandals!