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!

Materials:

  1. Three yards of white organza
  2. Remnants of light weight white fabrics, such as tulle and organdy
  3. One yard of black organza with circle patterns
  4. Cotton buckram (2″ x 3″) – for constructing the base
  5. Black ribbon – for neck ties
  6. (optional) Lace trim remnant – for decorating the base

Materials: Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Materials: Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Process:
The book goes into detail for how to construct the bloom. They can be summarized in three steps:

  1. Cut 24 – 30 pieces of fabric (organza, organdy, etc.) using the large swirl pattern. The black organza piece is enough to make 3 swirls.
  2. Divide the swirls into 3 stacks, layer different types of fabrics on top of each other. Sew and gather each stack.
  3. Create a base with neck ties, and hand sew the stacks to the base.

In-Progress: Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com
In-Progress: Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

In-Progress: Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com
In-Progress: Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

In-Progress: Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Result:
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!

Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com
Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com

Black and White Organza Bloom Neckpiece - DIY Fashion project | fafafoom.com