Saturday, February 19, 2011

How To Make A Rosette Neckline Accent

I wanted to show you how I  made the rosettes for the dress form bodice. If you missed it, you can see how I made the dress form here.

The rosette neckline was made from five rosettes in graduated sizes.  The center rosette being the largest. 

I start with a strip of fabric and round the edges.  I left the edges raw.  I wanted an aged, ragged look.  The strip for the center rose was 2 inches wide and 21 inches long. The rosettes on either side of the center were 1 1/2 inches wide and the smallest rosettes on the end were 1 1/4 inches wide.

I hand gather the straight edge....

And then roll up, stitching the bottom as I go.

The leaf is just a triangle, about 2 inches on the short sides and 4 inches on the long side.

Again, I just hand gather the long side...

And you have a leaf.

I sewed the leaves onto the rosettes, and then sewed the rosettes onto the bodice.

I used this same method for the rosette on my hanging lamp shade.

The only difference was that I did not want a raw edge. I cut out a strip of fabric twice as wide as I wanted the rosette and folded it in half.

I rounded the edges and with right sides together and sewed them on my machine.

I then turned it right side out and followed the same steps as for the other rosettes.

One of the comments on my dress form post was that the rosette neckline would make a good necklace.  I thought that was a great idea.

I hope you try making some rosettes, if you haven't already.  I'm always looking for a place to add another one. And go visit the link parties on my sidebar for more ideas.



  1. Your roses are just beautiful!!! So elegant and feminine looking. Can you tell me what technique you used to get the edges so gently brown?

  2. Aren't they so romantic and pretty? Thanks for a great tutorial!


  3. Thank you for leaving a comment about my chair slipcover project. Love your blog. Karla

  4. Loving it all!!! I'm going to do those roses soon I know it!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and becoming a follower!
    I now follower your's!

  5. I have read your blog all the way back to here!! You have a fabulous blog with wonderful ideas, I don't know why you don't have thousands of readers?? Consistency is important, I started out posting once a week and now I post twice a week. I am your newest follower and fan! I am tossing around having a dress form linky party. How you made over the dress form is pure genius!! If you ever see I am having one you should link this post up. Your antiques booth is fabulous! I am going to put Fleurs on a few things and see how they sell!