First I make the middle parts of all the lillies, then I sew the rest. I use paper patterns, but it's uncomfortable. It's slipping all the time.
The work is very exhausting, the velvet defends itself against my affords. The worst is to make the sharp edges. It doesn't seem so hard when it's finished. It's unfair :-)
I tried to make a needle from a fish bone. The result is awful. I hate that I don't have any non-modern needle. I'd appreciate some made from a wire, as people used to do in the past, but there's nobody that skillful here. Maybe I'll be luckier later :-)