Hair piece for my office's Christmas party

Added Dec 14, 2010

by cristinalanz

London, United K...

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Last time I was in Japan I purchased a “yo yo” maker….
I first heard of the Yo-yo maker in June, when I bought a magazine called “cotton friend” where the company which makes the product advertised it.
I always struggle trying to decide what to wear to the office christmas party as it is always an occassion, and all the ladies make an extra effort … so, this year, I decided to make a nice accessory to accompany my dress.

I firstly made a shape I liked in tissue paper. Then made the bigger yoyos and laid them over the template. Then tiny ones to complete the shape. I sewed crystal beads into each larger one. Finally I sewed them to one another and to two ribbons at either end. Tried it on, marked where to put the snap fastener , sewed it and that was it :-)

Material Notes

I used left over cottor/rayon fabric, a wide ribbon, and a snap fastener, as well as some swarosky little beads for a spark.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Material
Cotton, Rayon

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.06 PMby atrinka

    vintage and soooo cute!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 02.06 PMby littlemisssew

    this is wonderfull lovely! And you have really beautiful hair(sorry couldn’t not comment on it).

    Wonderfully wonderfull project!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 10.37 AMby graveflower

    This is blowing me away. Did you coat it with anything or is that how the original fabric looks?

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      Dec 17, 2010, 09.41 AMby cristinalanz

      Thank u…. the fabric is an African wrinkled cotton that has a shiny strappy finish… they sell it in the east of London to make celebratory clothing. We also used it in the black and white dress for my former colleague Claire.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.11 AMby denise2003

    Very creative! I love it! I’ll have to remember this one in case I ever need something similar.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 02.38 AMby shahidahcarr

    pretty! you did a great job!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 01.07 AMby kristinaschmidt

    this is such a great idea…i was totally trying to think of a cute way to use yo yos too

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    Dec 15, 2010, 12.11 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this is fantastic! it must be quite delicate? or at least it looks it because they are all attacthed to each other instead of being mounted on something. great job, looks amazing

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      Dec 17, 2010, 09.42 AMby cristinalanz

      The benefit of not having a base is that it adjusts better to your own head shape.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 11.16 PMby missycas17

    cute, I like all the drama:)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 10.11 PMby cambra

    ooo I love this so much! I could see it in white as a bridal accessorie too!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.03 PMby belit

    Really beautiful. I’m not a fan of “yo-yo” but looove this :)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 08.25 PMby zann

    That is so clever and looks great…do you mind if I borrow your idea for my Holiday party?

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    Dec 14, 2010, 07.03 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Way awesome!!! Very inventive! ;)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 06.36 PMby tamaracaracol

    love it!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 05.39 PMby Natasha Venzke

    This is great, it’s so dramatic without being extravagant.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 04.29 PMby robygiup

    Lovely!!! :) You will be fabulous at the Christmas party!

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      Dec 17, 2010, 09.45 AMby cristinalanz

      Thanks… mother nature had other plans and I am stuck in bed with a fue… oh well will wear it another time :-)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 04.16 PMby oonaballoona

    girl, you need to enter this in the modcloth contest! post haste!!!

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      Dec 17, 2010, 09.46 AMby cristinalanz

      Thanks for ur kind words but I get shy with these things…

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    Dec 14, 2010, 03.29 PMby fullertonregan

    Dazzling!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 03.11 PMby veba

    Gorgeous ! I agree, very vintage looking :)

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    Dec 14, 2010, 02.53 PMby SewCrazytoo

    It looks vintage. I like it. You could make it with leftover material to go with outfits. It would be cute on a child too.

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      Dec 17, 2010, 09.49 AMby cristinalanz

      This occurred to me when I was.making a yoyo band for each of my nieces yes

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    Dec 14, 2010, 02.51 PMby kelepso

    It’s really pretty. Where did you find the instructions to make it? Link or book?

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      Dec 17, 2010, 09.55 AMby cristinalanz

      I firstly made a shape I liked in tissue paper. Then made the bigger yoyos and laid them over the template. Then tiny ones to complete the shape. I sewed crystal beads into each larger one. Finally I sewed them to one another and to two ribbons at either end. Tried it on, marked where to put the snap fastener , sewed it and that was it :-)

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      Dec 17, 2010, 02.18 PMby kelepso

      Beautiful job! I didn’t realize the proper name for the florets is yoyo. Thank you for the knowledge & information.

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