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Friday, 16 December 2011

Sew 40s Felt Flower for Frock or Coat


A little bit of 40s sewing this afternoon with some scraps from my felt box and some vintage cotton threads - Gay Green, Blue Crest & Cambridge Blue - don't you just love the names?

Completed my first project from my "Let's Make a Gift" book received yesterday.  I wanted to use the colours suggested by the author but had to substitute with what I had in the hope that they are a suitably vintage 40s palette.  This is actually a lovely little tactile flower, the snipped felt fringe at the centre is almost like wool.  The stem and leaf have a nice sculptural quality and I will definitely be making more of these corsages.  Pattern will follow soon.