In the 1920s, women carried circles of fabric in their pockets and, when they had a spare moment, they would make rosettes, material pleated to look like flowers.
Later they would take the colorful rosettes and make a beautiful quilt.
This functional and creative way of recycling fabric has caught on as the latest trend in fashion.
Look for rosettes on the neckline of a blouse to add elegance and texture.
Rosettes on the hem of a skirt or dress gives it dimension with a little homespun sweetness.
A bobby pin attached to a rosette creates a unique hair clip.
Whether you make or buy them, rosettes are sure to be the first flowers we see this spring.
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Ivy Parnasius owns Pollux Clothing Co. stores in Grand Junction, 321 Main St., and in Montrose, 433 Main St. Call her at 242-8050 (252-1770 in Montrose) or go to http://www.polluxshop.com.