Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Feeling Felt For February: Flower Collar

This is my project for the week.

I had all these lovely crocheted and felt flowers that I had gathered from swapping, and craft fairs, and experiments. They looked so nice in their little box all together that I wanted to craft them into some kind of wearable bouquet. I decided an removable felt collar would be the best structure to stick them on. Getting the sizes and colors balanced is definitely the hardest part, and the most fun. I must have arranged these a thousand ways. There were blue and yellow flowers that were eventually edited out and new flowers made to accommodate the new limited palette. There will probably be a couple of changes by the time I'm done. I have an antique glass button on it now but I'm not happy with the closure. Over all though I think it looks pretty promising.



I used the collar to practice free hand quilting and I had the tension screwed up. I'm filing it under "Happy Accident " though because I love the ferny texture it left. and I'm glad it happened here because on and actual quilt this setting would have been a real bummer.

Now there needs to be a lovely little dark red boucle wool jacket or capelette under it. I have vintage patterns at hand for either.

Please tell me dear readers... Which do you think it should be? jacket or capelette?

27 comments:

Natalie said...

Romantic me thinks a capelette would be dreamy... a perfect match for your pretty posies.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

What a wonderful little collar! Love the flowers. I think a capelet would be perfection.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Lindy said...

I vote capelet, too. It seems more in keeping with the feel of the collar. So prety!

vintagekitchenkitsch said...

Oh, yes. Capelet would be perfect. It's so beautiful.

Meghan said...

well, since it's removable you could go bananas and make both. a capelet would be quite lovely, though.

chickadeeworkshop said...

Capelet please. Perfect with the victorian type flowers. Gorgeous!

MaddyMazeStudio said...

I vote for a caplet. I think that would be so, so cute!

Sonya said...

You know I love me some Bitter Betty Jacket action.

NATALIA said...

Oh!! I like so much!!
Kisses from Spain!

Flowers said...

Wow...this flower collar looks awesome. I have never seen anything like it.

Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...) said...

Hi!!! Its so pretty!!!
Greetings!!

Gio Goi Tops said...

This is so gorgeous! Thanks for the post!

Jennifer said...

The words "dark red boucle wool jacket" actually made my heart beat a little faster....

sulu-design said...

Capelette, say I.

laura may said...

That is really really gorgeous, you clever thing. Just started following your blog after finding you randomly. Keep up the good work!

lm.x

Sara said...

Go with the capelette. Then make the jacket, too!

Rose said...

Jacket with a wide cape collar!

PS - I'm back to my blog...

Dawn said...

GO for the capelette...something soft! This is adorable.

amanda button said...

One more vote for capelet! The collar is so lovely, and it's fabulous styling with the pearls, too!

Frizz said...

really pretty - i think a caplet!

wyanne said...

Oh it's beautiful. I would go for the capelette for sure. :)

paisley dresses said...

Wow that is so gorgeous! Lovely post!

Jenifir said...

Capelet first, then jacket if you have enough fabric! Both would look great with your collar but you could really rock the capelet!

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kelley Hart said...

Well, isn't that the CUTEST little collar I have ever seen!! You will look adorable in it. . . over capelet or jacket.

futuregirl said...

I vote for a capelet. Have you decided yet? :) The collar is beautiful!

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