Our challenge theme at My Sheri Crafts is "Back and Forth", a term that we use for accordion-style pleats, rosettes and even pleated paper strips. I decided to make a top hat embellished with a flower collar. I used paper from Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime paper pack.
To make the flower collar, cut approximately 9 inches of lace, then make pleats measuring 1/2". Secure the inner side of the collar by stitching it close. Glue on a flower on top of the collar.
The hat which measures 4" high and is 6" in diameter was embellished with hand dyed lace and vintage ephemera from my stash. The stickpin was from Tammy. The rose is from recollection and the feathers are from Michael's. I used lace from Prima for the flower collar. I will have a tutorial for the top hat, so do check out my next post! :-)