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How to Make a Neck Cascade Using an Old Blouse

Added Feb 16, 2010

by lizzie5apple

Marietta, United...




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Create your own fabric necklace from of an old blouse and help keep it from the landfills. It’s lovely and easy to do! This neck piece is a cascade of rosettes of varying sizes, hence its name. It’s made from a velvet blouse I bought at a thrift store long ago. It not only utilizes the blouse’s fabric to make the rosettes, the collar is also an integral part of the neck piece.

Material Notes

You will need an old button-down shirt or blouse. I recommend one with a collar because that’s where you’re going to sew your rosettes on. It doesn’t have to be velvet. Cotton and other fabric is fine. The character of your neck cascade will depend highly depend on which fabric you choose. Other materials are scissors, needle and thread, and felt. For a more detailed instruction featuring a step by step pictorial, please visit Man Hands Lizzie . Thanks! Hope to see you there!



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Garment Type
Bohemian, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    Mar 2, 2010, 03.44 PMby emilie6709

    Great idea and thanks for sharing. That is such a beautiful necklace!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 05.36 PMby cottonsilk

    this is an awesome idea…

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      Feb 16, 2010, 06.43 PMby lizzie5apple

      Thank you, Cotton Silk! I’m glad you liked it. :)

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    Feb 16, 2010, 02.29 PMby calendula

    Thank you for such a great idea. :-)

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      Feb 16, 2010, 06.43 PMby lizzie5apple

      You are very welcome! Enjoy! :)

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    Feb 16, 2010, 09.04 AMby sabzarap

    That looks so awesome, I could imagine such a necklace for several of my dresses…

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      Feb 16, 2010, 06.44 PMby lizzie5apple

      Thank you! Let me know if you’re planning to make it! :D

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