Flowers





MATERIAL REQUIRED:



Tie wire, green

Gum tissue, brown and green

Cotton batting

Milliner's glue

Yellow stamens

Dark green tissue paper



Flowers may be made from almost any fabric--satin, velvet, georgette,

maline, ribbon, soft leather, oilcloth, yarn, and chenille. A scrapbag

for odds and ends should always be kept for small pieces of materials.

Any piece two inches square may be used for flowers or fruits. Such a

bag of pieces will prove a veritable gold mine to use in making flowers

and fruit trimmings. Each year brings out novelties in trimmings, but

hand-made flowers are always worn more or less on hats, gowns, suits,

and muffs. They are especially beautiful on evening gowns. A generous

number of the best examples are given here with illustrations.



To prepare the petals of any flower is not difficult, but to arrange

them is another matter. Study the face of any blossom which you are

making and try to make it look as natural as possible. Pinning the

petals in place before sewing them is of great value, otherwise they are

apt to slip back on the stem as they are being sewed.



[Illustration: A. AMERICAN BEAUTY ROSE WITH DETAIL. B. RIBBON ROSE. C.

CHERRIES WITH DETAIL. D. ORCHIDS WITH LILIES OF THE VALLEY. E. RAISINS.

F. WIRED ROSE WITH DETAIL. G. POINSETTIA.]





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