Inspired by Isabelle’s Performance Set, I decided to dress up our ballet outfit with a corsage and wristband!  Now Morgan is ready for the stage!

There are many ways you can make a lovely corsage.  Use your own creativity and what you have on hand!  I took inspiration from Isabelle’s corsage and made it from satin and tulle fabric scraps, jewels and ribbon.

 

Be a designer like Isabelle and design your dolls a lovely corsage and wristband ready for a performance!

Let’s take a look at what we’ll need.

 

Supplies:

  • ribbon
  • elastic chord
  • tulle
  • satin
  • felt
  • ribbon
  • jewels
  • scissors
  • velcro
  • glue or thread and needle

Cut a strip of felt.  This will be the base of the corsage.

Cut 4 flower shapes and one circle shape out of satin.

Each shape needs to be folded into quarters.  Fold it in half and fold it in half again.  Secure it with a few stitches or glue.

Place the four flower shapes, folded into quarters, next to each other to form a flower on the piece of felt.  Stitch or glue in place.

Fold the small circle into quarters and attach it in the middle.

I am using a crushed tulle that has wrinkles all over it.  You can use regular tulle, this is just what I had on hand.  You can see that my circles are all jagged and uneven.  That is not a problem because these little flowers are very forgiving!  Fold a piece of tulle into quarters.  Cut a circle out of all four layers.  Now you have four individual circles.  Repeat, fold the tulle and cut out two smaller circles.  Now you will have eight small circles.

Take two large circles and fold them into quarters.  Attach them with stitches or glue, behind the left side of the satin flower.

Attach three strips of ribbon below the satin flower.

Make two small flowers out of the small tulle circles.  They are made the same way the satin flowers are made, by folding each circle into quarters and attaching them together.  Place jewels in the center.

Place the flowers below the satin flower.

Glue a length of elastic chord long enough to go around your dolls waist, in a circle on the back of the corsage.  Glue a small piece of felt over the area where the two ends of the elastic meet.

It’s all finished!

To make a wristband, cut a length of wide ribbon to fit around the dolls wrist and overlap 1/2″.  Decorate the center of the ribbon with jewels.

Cut a strip of velcro to 1/4″.  Stitch the velcro in place, with one piece on the top and one piece on the back.

It is a quick and easy wristband!

Dress up your doll’s ballet outfit with a lovely corsage and wristband!

Try your hand at design!  Have fun with the fabrics and colors to make your own corsage and wristband truly one-of-a-kind!

Just in case you are interested, here is a little more about today’s post.

  • Doll- Morgan is AG #25
  • Outfit- Leotard is a Springfield Collection swimsuit.  Tutu tutorial is here.  Shoes are from Springfield Collection.  I added ribbon laces to her ankles.  Tiara instructions are here.

 Design, Create, Play!