Making Whiskey Rebellion Rosettes

Here are the official instructions for making rosettes for Whiskey Rebellion:

Arm and Back Rosettes

You will need to make 3 of these rosettes - one for each arm, and one for the back of the vest.

Materials

Cut grosgrain ribbon in the following lengths (makes 1 rosette).

  • Offray Red, 1 1/2” wide: 10 inches long, cut off square on each end (don't angle)
  • Offray Maize, 7/8” wide: 8 inches long, cut off square on each end (don't angle)
  • Offray Pewter, 3/8” wide: 6 inches long, cut off square on each end (don't angle)
  • Offray Red, 7/8” wide: 17 1/2 inches long, angle one end
  • Offray Maize, 7/8” wide: 17 1/2 inches long, angle one end
  • Offray Tororg (Orange), 7/8” wide: 17 1/2 inches long, angle one end
  • Offray Pewter, 7/8” wide: 17 1/2 inches long, angle one end

Sewing the Rosette

Taking the 10-inch piece of red ribbon, sew the ends of the ribbon together to make a loop. Sew a running stitch alongside one side of the loop and pull tight to gather into a rosette. Sew across the gathers a bit to hold it all together and tie off.

Do the same with the 8-inch piece of maize ribbon, and the 6-inch piece of pewter ribbon. Stack the rosettes on top of each other from largest to smallest (red, maize, pewter) and sew through all three rosettes to tack them together.

Adding flashers

Take the remaining 4 pieces of ribbon and stack them in this order: maize, orange, red, pewter. Fan them apart slightly so that all the colors show about 2/8” (except for pewter, which will be on top and thus completely visible). Sew across the top of the squared off edge to hold the ribbons in this fanned arrangement. Then sew the ribbons onto the back of the rosette, arranging the ribbons so that the pewter ribbon is on top as you look at the rosette from the front.

Leg Rosettes

You will need to make two of these rosettes - one for each bell pad.

Materials

Cut grosgrain ribbon in the following lengths (makes 1 rosette).

  • Offray Red, 1 1/2” wide: 10 inches long, cut off square on each end (don't angle)
  • Offray Maize, 7/8” wide: 8 inches long, cut off square on each end (don't angle)
  • Offray Pewter, 3/8” wide: 6 inches long, cut off square on each end (don't angle)
  • Offray Red, 7/8” wide: 9 inches long, angle one end
  • Offray Maize, 7/8” wide: 9 inches long, angle one end
  • Offray Tororg (Orange), 7/8” wide: 9 inches long, angle one end
  • Offray Pewter, 7/8” wide: 9 inches long, angle one end

Method for making the leg rosettes is the same as the method for the arm and back rosettes. The only difference is the length of the ribbons – the leg rosettes are considerably shorter than the arm and back ribbons.

kit/rosettes.txt · Last modified: 2010/07/03 07:13 (external edit)