Added Feb 19, 2010
Inspired by my rose garden, this linen skirt is embellished with flowers made from vintage fabrics and ribbons and then hand dyed and free stitched.
I’m thrilled that everyone likes my skirt and wants instructions! Thank you all so much! I didn’t use any particular technique, I just played with ribbons and fabrics until I was happy with the skirt. I used my own interpretation of ribbon flowers, ruching, fabric flowers, quilting, embroidery and some beading thrown in for good measure!
I can recommend several books that teach you how to make fabulous ribbon flowers. I didn’t actually use these on the skirt, but they have certainly inspired me over the years to make my own “flowers”! Heaven forbid I should follow instructions!
My favorite authors are, Helen Gibbs and Candace Kling. You can also do a search on the internet on how to make ribbon flowers and spend all day just looking!
Linen, vintage ribbon, vintage satin
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