This is a flannel fabric that I got on sale at JoAnn before Christmas (it was supposed to be a Christmas gift for Eleanor, but obviously a bit late). I sometimes have people find my choice of flannel for clothing to be odd, however I love it. For winters in Northeast Ohio, flannel is warm and cozy so I think it is perfect. This was my second time making something with this pattern. The first time was when I was testing the pattern so I went very slowly and took notes while I did it, just in case there was anything I wanted to share with Carla. This time, knowing how easy it goes together, I was able to quickly put the dress together.
I always like to make matching hairbows for each of Eleanor's outfits. Lately,while
wasting productively searching Pinterest, I have been playing with different ideas for hair accessories. Here is what I made
There are many tutorials out there for these so this idea is NOT mine. What I have done is mess with different aspects and put them together for one that works for me. I used some of the leftover aqua flannel and also some leftover Bliss from last year. I used our lovely biscuit cutters to trace two different sizes of circles; I then cut a total of 12 circles from each fabric.
I have seen many bloggers cut out a floral shape instead of a circle and I do actually have a stacked set of floral cutters that I could trace, however that is more time consuming that I am interested in. I have seen other bloggers that then quarter the circle and trim, however mine never look nice when I do that. So, this time I winged it and just left them as circles. So, I folded each circle in half
and then into thirds
Now here is where my fabulous photography skills make this little tutorial just fabulous.
Perhaps if I am going to post a tutorial on here ever again I will need to take better pictures! Anyway, I cut a small circle of felt and began placing the petals side by side. I tried sewing them on this time as opposed to hot gluing them, which I did before, and I have no opinion on one being better than other. After completing the first row I added the second row of petals. I picked up some fabric covered buttons at JoAnn, covered them with the Bliss, and sewed them onto the center. I then glued a barrette on the back of one and a pin on the back of the other. Since I am sure my instructions are not real clear, the best tutorial I have found out there is here Here is the finished product
Had to add this, not sure why she thought this was a great pose....
So here is my first completion for 2012! My next plan is to tackle this set and complete the outfit for Eleanor and her 4 dolls.