Ribbon Flowers: Sunny Daffodils

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2005

Sunny Daffodils Become a Darling Dress Detail
Here is a playful way to distinguish the flower girls' dresses from the bridesmaids'. This adornment looks best on simple dresses with little other embellishment. First sew a pre-made ribbon flower to the skirt of each dress; these store-bought daffodils are made of wired ribbon. Then form stems and leaves from 3/8- and 7/8-inch-wide green grosgrain ribbons.

Iron on using fusible tape or sew on with matching thread. All but the most delicate fabrics can sustain the weight of the flowers. These dresses, from Simple Silhouettes, are made of light-green silk shantung.

More Uses for Ribbon Flowers
In addition to the ideas on these pages, vintage-style ribbon flowers make beautiful embellishments for purses, shoes, and veils. They can also be exquisite boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. For flower girls, trim the handle and rim of a basket with a ribbon-flower garland or compose a posy entirely from the delightful blooms.

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