Apologies for the late update! Our gorgeous folded silk rose was completed last week and we're happy to announce she's a stunner! For this project we used a two toned biased cut 100% silk ribbon made and hand dyed here in the good old USA. We're loving the design -simple yet elegant and striking. You'll definitely see more of these at launch!
Although we're happy with the end result it didn't happen on the first try!
Followed the instructions to a tee but didn't take into account the two-tone color and ended up with a green rose (instead of a purple one!). I also ended up with a center that was a little too defined and pleats with too much space in between.
We changed sides, did a test roll, and then re-arranged pleats again and voila!
- Although all-around gorgeous -- this rose came out a little too deep for our liking when it comes to hair accessories so we'll use probably use less ribbon on the next go round
- Bias cut silk has a seam every 1.5 yards which you see (slightly) in the finished product -- another reason to use less material
- It's best to test roll/fold before rolling and tacking (stitching) to ensure the pleats end up exactly how you want them - this is what we did the second time around!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more project posts!