This black and white organza bloom neckpiece is a revived project with am altered plan. Based on a project from Japanese pattern book “2 Way Wedding Dress” published by Bunka Shuppan Kyoku in 2013.
I bought the Japanese pattern book “2 Way Wedding Dress” after my wedding. It’s filled with 8 patterns of gorgeous wedding dress designs that can be worn two ways. The designs are very inspiring and can be implemented to non-wedding dresses.
The first most intriguing piece featured on the book is an organza bloom neckpiece that accompanies one of the wedding dress designs. In September 2014, I tried to make that piece, but I was really dissatisfied with the result. I abandoned the project.
In mid-2017, I revived and finished the project thanks to one thing I found at Britex Fabrics, San Francisco. It’s one yard of black organza remnant with circle patterns. It’s the perfect personalized touch missing from the 2014 result!
- Three yards of white organza
- Remnants of light weight white fabrics, such as tulle and organdy
- One yard of black organza with circle patterns
- Cotton buckram (2″ x 3″) – for constructing the base
- Black ribbon – for neck ties
- (optional) Lace trim remnant – for decorating the base
The book goes into detail for how to construct the bloom. They can be summarized in three steps:
- Cut 24 – 30 pieces of fabric (organza, organdy, etc.) using the large swirl pattern. The black organza piece is enough to make 3 swirls.
- Divide the swirls into 3 stacks, layer different types of fabrics on top of each other. Sew and gather each stack.
- Create a base with neck ties, and hand sew the stacks to the base.
The black circles gives a subtle texture and accent that gives the whole black and white organza bloom neckpiece more edge. Styled with black velvet blazer and Sou Sou polkadot harem pants, it looks terrific!