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Old 07-07-2010, 12:41
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So I bought the tutorial for Snazziedrawers' Audrey Flower I love it. She recommends a few different types of fabrics to use for this flower. Well, my problem is that Im in Australia & its so hard finding the right fabrics that you all get over there in the US. One of the fabrics she recommended was silk shantung and the closest I found was satin-back shantung Im not sure if it would have been ok but I bought it anyway & made a flower up.
I kind of like it but not sure if its too thick and Im not too sure about the fraying. I know her flowers fray and its the look she goes for but Im scared that my flowers would fray too much. what do you think?

here is the flower I made. I haven't added a centre to it yet but the coin is there so you get an idea how it would look with something there. im thinking either pearl or diamante centre. I made one out of chiffon too for my daughter. I love how it moves around in the wind & how its thin but Snazziedrawers says not to use chiffon. I dont know why. anyone know?
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Well, I might be a ***little*** biased since my DD's name is Audrey, but I think the flowers look very purdy! And I like how they frayed. I don't think it's too much. Great job! XOXO Amy
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:48
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oh thank you. Im starting to think now that I might have used the wrong side of the fabric lol. Its called Satin-back shantung so would that mean the satin side should be considered the wrong side? I made it the right side. is it still ok? is it obvious? I dont know now if I should make the rest the same way or with the satin as the wrong side.
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Default Re: my Audrey flower, am I using the right fabric?

I like this type of flower--it's on my list of to-do.

Anyhoo, I think your's are cute. As far as the wrong side of the fabric, I'm not too sure...wouldn't it be more of a preference?
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I like this type of flower--it's on my list of to-do.

Anyhoo, I think your's are cute. As far as the wrong side of the fabric, I'm not too sure...wouldn't it be more of a preference?
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yeah wel I googled it & apparently its one of those fabrics that you can use either side so all good. I prefer the shiny side up.
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Default Re: my Audrey flower, am I using the right fabric?

i think she stays away from chiffon because that fabric just doesnt have any stiffness to it so the flower tends to be flatter. i think you did a great job tho and really love the first one. i hve been making it out of felt and love the look.
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Those look great! I think you did an awesome job! I think i like the look of the first flower without a center!!
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Those look great! I think you did an awesome job! I think i like the look of the first flower without a center!!
I like it without the center too!
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Those look great! I think you did an awesome job! I think i like the look of the first flower without a center!!

Me too--I wonder if you could do it with felt and what it would look like!!

Very very pretty!!! Are they easy to make?
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Very cute. I like these flowers without the centers as well! I think they look cute either way. Is there sewing involved in this flower?
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