Dress Up Your New Wardrobe with some Fashionable Flowers.

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Susan has providing tips for redoing all of our wardrobes from clearing out what doesn't work to the the basics of the wardrobe. With new fall clothes and winter coats coming into our closets, I thought I'd help her out by pointing to some tutorials for flowery crafty accessories that will make your basics stand out!

Lynn Roberts (aka Molly Chicken) has several great floral corsages/brooches you can make from her tutorials.  Her first (back in '05) is a fun fabric pin with a bit of patchwork.

Is this a floral corsage or just as pretty as one?? I can't decide. But this pin could "dress down" a trench coat or blazer for lunch of shopping with a friend sandwiched between serious business meetings. 

Later came this fun "raggy flower tutorial". I like the idea of the second version best. These might become gifites for all my friends!  With winter's darker standards, this touch of color may bring spring-time early.

Blair Peter's Fabric Flowers are a perfect touch for a purse or jacket.  Keep this one in mind!  Since September is National Sewing Month, I'm working on a huge article about sewing your own shopping bags and purses. We are going to want a couple of these flowers to embellish these bags.

Finally, JoyBucket's Stuffed Flowers sit prettily on top of a hairpin, but I see adding a pin closure to this and using it instead of a button closure for a cardigan. 

While I am shopping for those items that will give me a more "complete" wardrobe, I'll be trying some of these personalized touches and blogging their creation at A Stitch in Time and their use at Deb's Daily Distractions .


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