Handmade: Rosette of Silk, Lace & Roses

classic lolita rose lace and ribbon rosette

I don’t know what happened, but I have been possessed with gluing artificial flowers onto anything and everything lately. Actually I do know what happened. Misako’s visit to NY and latest trends in Gothic Lolita fashion made their mark on me. In particular a departure from over-the-top sweet to a mix of more classic styling but with the introduction of more pastels into what was previously dominated by jewel tones. That and the many many floral hair accessories that are everywhere now even in other fashion style trends.

I recently picked up Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Some Day of Ranunculus, a print from last summer. It was modeled in last year’s AnimeNEXT fashion show but at the time didn’t wow me. This March, I found the Lycia JSK version in the Harajuku Closet Child and promptly brought it home. Like I said, what I am drawn to now is changing. Ironically the plan is to wear it to this year’s AnimeNEXT – today! But I needed a little something extra to complete my coordinate.

kimono fabric scraps and silk flowers diy

I was amazed at how quick this came together. One morning while enjoying my coffee I pulled all the pink and cream trims lying around and drafted the layout. Pulled a gold silk from my collection of kimono fabric scraps to make the yo-yo. Then on the weekend I hand-stitched a little cream lace and added the big pink bead. Had to be careful when stitching the pink lace to the base so as to keep the nice pleated shape. From that point it was all up to the glue gun.

accessories to match baby some day of ranunculus

We are up bright and early to hit the con today. Kimura U is going to be a guest model in the fashion show this year. Very exciting. So ta for now.

P.S. I’m still trying to figure our why a dress whose name includes ranunculus is covered in roses…
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4 Responses to Handmade: Rosette of Silk, Lace & Roses

  1. Miss Lumpy says:

    This is so inspiring! I’ve been meaning to make some rosettes for ages and haven’t seen any styles that I really liked. Using the yo-yo is giving me so many ideas! Thank you for sharing :)

    • Sheri says:

      Hi Miss Lumpy – so pleased you like it. You should totally make one. Surprisingly easy and very satisfying. I am a sucker for yo-yos! Hugs.

  2. Emili says:

    Some Day of Ranunculus is so pretty, but without being too sugary sweet! I had just bought another floral print (AP’s Eternal Rose Bouquet) when it was released, so I settled for the socks hoping to be able to coord them with something already in my wardrobe. Your gorgeous rosette matches perfectly and I find it cute that the roses on the pink lace you used are (almost?) the same as the ones on the ivory lace already on the dress.

    I too wonder why they named it that when there are not a single ranunculus to be seen in the print, but on the other hand ranunculus is a rather long word and Baby, the Stars Shine Bright does have a penchant for giving their prints (very) long and odd names. ;)

    Have a lovely day! ^_^

    • Sheri says:

      Thanks Emili for the kind words. Happy you noticed the roses in the lace; total fluke that they match but that was something I was pleased with. Glad to see I wasn’t the only one who questioned the name. And you are so right!!! Baby adores lovely elaborate and often questionable names. ヾ(´・ω・`)

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