This week I really wanted to make up Brittany’s 1940’s Fashion Calender challenge for January: a fabulous Flower Brooch DIY. Try as I might, however, I couldn’t find the craft supplies I knew I had lying around. The fabric flowers I wanted eluded me in spite of three days of searching my shed and going through boxes of stuff several times over!
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So in true “Make Do and Mend” fashion, I decided to do what I could with what I had on hand ~ felt. Inspired by some lovely felt flower brooches on the internet I came up with this royal blue three piece corsage.
It took quite a while to make, but that’s because I was busy creating a tutorial at the same time, so look for that coming up on the blog soon! In the mean time, I am really pleased with how it all came out.
When I was making it up, I was a bit worried that the dimensions of the brooch would be to big to wear on a dress ~ sort of more of a coat sized brooch if you know what I mean?
After I pinned it to my dress though, I decided I really liked the larger size! It means that the flowers show up nicely. So many of my brooches are gorgeous, but get a bit lost on my clothes ~ particularly if I’m wearing a print fabric.
I think it’s nice to have a larger pin that really gets to be a statement piece rather than just an accessory. (◕‿◕ ✿)
What do you think? Do you prefer larger or smaller brooches? Or are you in favour of ditching the brooch altogether? Personally, I adore brooches ~ they’ve become my most favourite vintage accessory! (❤ヮ❤)
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Royal Bluebells Felt Flower Corsage | Me Made, Jan 2015
Swept Away Vintage Dress | Thrifted
Harvest Brown Gauntlet Gloves | Etsy
Rose & Thorn Tooled Leather Purse | Frock Up Vintage Fair, 2012
All Around Brown Heels | Rivers, Current
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