Total noob needing help with sort of cosplay headband
So yeah. I haven't done crafts but remember how to sew and that sort of thing and want to make the Gothic Lolita headband Haruhi wears. Here is a picture for those who don't know what I mean.
Sorry for long link!
I know I can't do the flowers but how do I do the general headband unless someone knows how to do the flowers easily or knows where I could find them.
Here's shorter link: http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/576/36bac67132b006dc23698d0pp2.jpg
This is the kind of thing you're after right? http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/gothic_lolita_headpiece
Heaband is just a wide strip of white fabric or ribbon with ruffled black lace sewed alond the long edges (you can buy pre-ruffled lace, or you can just buy some regular lace and "gather" it)
Sew a strip of thin ribbon to each of the short ends and tie under your chin.
For the roses you can buy artificial roses, or you could make some fabric ones like this (for example): http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fabric_roses_2
EDIT: Looks like Haruhi has some dangly bits of ribbon too. You can just sew on some left-over ribbon from the stuff you used to tie it on.
Thank you for the help!
Glad to be of help
Don't forget to post it as a project when you're done, so we can all admire it!
Will do! What fabric would you recommend for the white base? I want something easy to use but looks great.
Your best bet is to visit a fabric shop and have a look yourself. Personally I'd use a medium-weight polyester. But there are lots of options that will be fine.
Avoid flimsy material, and the nasty cheap satins (don't want to look like a hen-night French maid, right?). And don't go for anything too heavy, or dull (fleece or linen would look wrong).
You might be able to use a length of wide ribbon, but that might be a bit slippery and flimsy for you to sew.
Thanks again ^.^! I'll see if I can hop along to the a local fabric shop to see what I can see.
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