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Old 12-28-2011, 05:29
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Default Problem with skimpy looking rosettes

I bought a mixed bag of shabby chiffon rosettes on etsy to make headbands for DD and they were all beautiful...except the 2 white ones. They are so skimpy you can easily see the tulle through them. I'd love your suggestions for what I could do to fix them or hide how thin they are. Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:08
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Default Re: Problem with skimpy looking rosettes

I think I know the ones you're talking about!

Since I have no expertise in this area yet, all I can suggest is backing them with white felt and using a white headband.

Depending on how big they are, you could add a second flower (or even a third - in a "cluster" formation) in another color and have it/them slightly overlap the white one. Slap on a rhinestone embellishment where the two/three flowers meet, and no one will notice the "skimpiness" of the white one!
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:47
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Add a felt backing or two if needed
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That's never good i also use the felt to back them and then use additional felt on top of that or a nice heavy layer under my other pcs if I'm putting it with other flowers. Sometimes it's also nice if you can snip at it to get it extra frayed and that could add a little appeal to the accessory you make with them.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:40
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Default Re: Problem with skimpy looking rosettes

Putting them close together with white felt should help but I think they will still be too sheer. It may be my best bet though!
I'm debating if I should take the 2nd one apart and try to sew or glue it into the spaces of the 1st one. Then if I snip at it like knottyspoolgirl suggested they could blend together. Do you think that might work? I'd hate to waste them!
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Default Re: Problem with skimpy looking rosettes

i don't know if this will work . . . but you won't ruin it trying . . . do a gathering stitch from the middle of the flower out to the edge on the back of the flower - and repeating this 3 more times (of course, evenly spaced - kinda like an X)

or just safety pin gather . . . and see what it looks like. but it'll make the flower smaller, if that's okay.
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I think the way knottyspoolgirl sugessted would eork or you could dismantle another flower and pin it in there and make them two color
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i don't know if this will work . . . but you won't ruin it trying . . . do a gathering stitch from the middle of the flower out to the edge on the back of the flower - and repeating this 3 more times (of course, evenly spaced - kinda like an X)

or just safety pin gather . . . and see what it looks like. but it'll make the flower smaller, if that's okay.
What a great idea!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:11
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I don't know what these particular flowers look like, but could you place a center in them, such as a rhinestone button?
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