Millinery day 4: Sinamay flowers

Today marked the end of my four day millinery adventure. We made roses from sinamay, and used some straw to cover a headband. More rolling. My fingers will be glad its over I tell  you. I had so much fun though, and I hope I can get better at rolling. It produces such beautiful pieces if you get the rolling right.

So Today, I painted more sinamay leaves and squares for the roses.

Making roses

 Blocking the rose on a paper ball

My finished roses

Rolling some straw for the headband

Sewing the headband into the rolled straw. Due to time constraints, I did not finish this one, but Bridget showed us how to finish it, so I shall finish this when I have the time.

We decided to do a “group” picture, of all our roses.

I was playing with placements…again. Its so difficult to get the right placement. I have to work on my positioning.

 I had so much fun this week, and I can’t wait to go on another millinery course. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been up to this week, and I am sorry it has not been sewing related. Dressmaking should resume as soon as I can actually convince myself to make something.

One more day, and it will be Friday. Thank God.



  1. July 20, 2012 / 4:11 am

    Gorgeous! I'm truly stunned by how lovely your work is!

  2. July 20, 2012 / 7:29 am

    Lovely flowers. Can't wait to see your finished work

  3. July 20, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Doesn't matter about the sewing, it's been great to read and see how this course has panned out. It's looked fun, interesting and beautiful.

  4. Lizzie
    July 20, 2012 / 8:31 am

    Wow, you've done such amazing work this week, I'm only a little jealous xxx

  5. July 20, 2012 / 10:42 am

    I've really enjoyed reading about your course Dibs! I don't have much interest in millinery myself so thought I'd be a bit 'meh' about this weeks posts but it was really interesting to see how things are done – looking forward to reading about the next course you do! 🙂 x

  6. July 20, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    I've loved reading your millinery adventures….beautiful flowers…wonderful colours and textures

  7. July 22, 2012 / 8:14 am

    It's been really interesting reading about your course, and the things you have make are so beautiful.

  8. July 22, 2012 / 8:14 am

    These are lovely Dibs! it has been really interesting following your millinery adventures this week and seeing how things are done. Your resulting flowers are gorgeous too. I look forward to seeing what else you make now you have the skills!!!

  9. July 22, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Ooo Dibs I am so envious!! I love the roses and the colours you have used, fab work!!

  10. Anonymous
    June 6, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    nice work. please show me how u made the roses step by step

  11. February 12, 2014 / 2:11 am

    I love your buds! just wondering what you used to colour the Sinamay?

  12. February 12, 2014 / 2:13 am

    I love your buds! just wondering what you used to colour the Sinamay?

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