Monday, September 9, 2019

Floral Corsage Series

I love a good floral corsage and I wear them for all kinds of occasions. Actually I think its silly they are mostly worn for good or special occasions. Anyway, I wear mine for all kinds of outings and on all kinds of outfits as well from dresses, to suits, and to coats, furs, you name it. I even will pin them to my hats or add them to my hair for added touch. Since I wear them so often the ones I made from the Hobby Lobby silk flowers are starting to show their wear and my real vintage ones are too. . .That means its times to add in some reinforcement. That and my modern silk ones just don't quite cut it anymore. As my vintage collection has grown better so have my accessories. Its time to update.


As a result, I ordered a lot of vintage flowers from Etsy and little did I know how truly awesome this lot was. Most of the flowers were from the late 40s to the 50s and 60s. Some of the flowers had tags with "Occupied Japan" on them! How cool is that! Some of these little faux flowers were just so pretty and even prettier in person.


I was able to make about 9 different corsages from my order and each one is as different than the last. Since I enjoyed making them so much I decided to turn each corsage into a "tutorial" (thus creating a "tutorial" series!). I hope that you enjoy these as much as me and enjoy as much the outfits I chose to wear with each one. These were so easy to make and although they don't need much special instruction for each corsage I will talk about how each one came together. Enjoy and stay tuned for the floral madness!

6 comments:

  1. Fun! Floral corsages are a lovely and festive touch to any outfit. I am looking forward to your series and your tutorials.

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    1. Thank you! I hope it lives up to expectations!

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  2. Fun! Exciting! Vintage flowers are so much nicer than most modern ones!

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Oh yes, totally! These were much softer and even more natural looking in terms of texture. Very different and easier to work with too. After working with these I dobt think I could go back to the craft store kind.

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  3. I agree corsages should be worm more often because they really look great on coats and suits. Looking forward to the FLORAL MADNESS!!!

    Dee

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