The Gardenia

I was up last night and I wondered; Do I have enough linen to make some fabric gardenias?
I did!

I altered the rose pattern and made three of these little beauties.

I gotta say, no flower reminds me of vintage like the gardenia.

I know, I know, its because of Billie Holiday. Im not oblivious, but come on. How can you look at this picture and not *see* cool personified?!

The flower is so feminine to me. Even more so than the rose. Its wide and curvy and screams to be noticed with its incredible scent. Its so woman, right.

So I made these flowers, not necessarily because of Lady Day, but more because of how feminine they make me feel. They are inspiration, and they have worked their magic on my next project, which Im glad to say will be so awesome, I might make people jealous. I know! Thats a tall order, but Im serious. So don't be mad at me, okay. Give me a couple of weeks, and the secret project (a dress) shall reveal itself.

8 comments:

  1. I'm already jealous of your amazing gardenias. They look so perfect in your hair. Looking forward to seeing the secret project.

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  2. SOOOO gorgeous, love your photo shoot too. Very very Billie!

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  3. haha! I was totally thinking Billie Holiday when I saw your picture and before I scrolled down and saw hers! All the fabric flowers you have made are amazing! can't wait to see the surprise!

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  4. Lady D, that photo is absolutely stunning. I just saw the pic on your FL profile and rushed over here to see if there was a bigger one. The flowers are amazing!

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  5. You look lovely with them pinned into your hair :)

    Did you back them with anything to stop fraying of the edges? Iron-on interfacting or something like that?

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  6. Thanks, ladies!

    Kally, the fabric is covered with a glue solution. I describe the process of making them in this post.

    http://newvintagelady.blogspot.com/2010/04/mccall-1246-flower-c.html

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  7. I found your blog trying to find a good fabric gardenia pattern. Looks absolutely fantastic. Glad I found your blog!

    -Desiree, Pop-o-matic Deluxe

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