Saturday, 30 January 2010

Ready for the runway

After much um-ing and ah-ing I've finally managed to get my first dress completed. It all started off rather badly but I kind of like the end result! I plan to back my dresses with a page of text and hang a mini price tag with the date on each one. I still haven't managed to do anything more to my box/cupboard and I think it'll be part of the ongoing project (to do list...)
I made some paper ruffles and added some lace circles and vintage buttons.

The background needed a good going over with antique ink and some metallics to tone down the colour
To create the background I gessoed some card, rollered on some acrylic and
stamped randomly, I then spent the next hour trying to get rid of the pink! I've
no idea why I put it there in the first place, just one of those
things!
There are now five of us in the monthly 'Dress Up? challenge and I'll post links as soon as the other gals have their creations on show. Posted by Picasa

28 comments:

bad penny said...

The dress is adorable Margaret.

Please please - is the photo a photocopy or origional and is it printed onto the fabric ?

Can't wait to see the others too.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OMGoodness your dress is splendid!!! I might have to go back to the drawing board ;)
I adore every detail M, you inspired me again and again!!!
oxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

had to come back for another lookie look!
the wee price tag with the date is brilliant too!
oxo

bad penny said...

Patty - I'm back for a second look and might even join in !

kiwicarole said...

I'm just imagining a whole wardrobe of these, this is going to be a delightful project runway!! :)

Terri Kahrs said...

I just found you through Patty's blog, and am swooning over your beautiful piece! FABULOUS! It's everything she said it would be and more! Hugs, Terri

Kath K said...

Your dress is beautiful.. totally amazing.. have been looking at doing this since Jenxo showed me it.. fun fun...
Kath

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I follow Patty's blog and love what I have seen made by you and Patty. I would love to play along with this. Since it's the end of the month, I probably will have to make 2 in Feb. if I am accepted.

Jenxo said...

oh My......i'm oohing and aaahhhing over here....

just beautiful and so many clever little details like the price tag.....

this is going to be fantasic...jenxo

Ps i think i used the last of my little vintage lace flowers on ted :(
i have been searching high and low!

druga szesnaƛcie said...

oh, this is a stunning piece!
I love the colors, the photo and most of all the ruffles.

my dress is ready. I think I'll post some time tomorrow.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Your dress is gorgeous! You had said I sent you that lace the rosettes came from? I can't recall now what it looked like because you did such an amazing job altering it! Love the price tag. Clever idea for labeling each dress! And I love your paper ruffles whether they are crepe or any other paper!

Chriss Rollins said...

just got to have a go at this you bring back memories dressing up Bunty from the comic I got as a child... paper doll and tag dresses a complete wardrobe of clothes but I wasnt always happy with them and would alter them.

am adding you to my blog.... nice to meet you through Patty.

chriss x

bad penny said...

thanks for your comment Margaret. Looks like you have inspired many -again ! I will email you for the template - is everyone using the same one ?

bad penny said...

Margaret ! I got on & made one - tried to copy template as I couldn't wait !

Jamie said...

This is so beautiful. I am so excited to be creating these wonderful dresses. Jamie V in MT

Christen said...

Hi Margaret, I am ready to play Dress-Up and have posted my dress for January! Thanks for being the ring leader! Christen

Alisa said...

Oh my gosh... I love, love, love it, Margaret!!! It's just gorgeous! Totally going to try to do this challenge with you now... I'm feeling very inspired!!

Sanja said...

Margaret the dress is absolutely gorgeous. Love it!
Hugs
Sanja

Christen said...

Margaret, this dress is so lovely, it inspired me to join your Dress-up party! Thank you for being our hostess! Christen

Melinda Cornish said...

Oh my gosh that is so darn cute!!!!!!!!! I am making a dress tomorrow I cant stand it....

Anni's Art said...

Just found this challenge, what a wonderful dress, I'd love to participate.

Mirabelka said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
I love the ruffles

love from Poland

Ragamuffin Gal said...

So very Fabulous Margaret! Is it too late to play along with all of you???
Blessings!

Lynda said...

Just love itxlynda

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

awww, your dress is stunning!!
can't wait to see your future dresses now!!
Jan x

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vintage wil said...

Wow Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Catharina Maria said...

This dress is BEAUTIFUL , lovely colors, mnnn .
I hope you have a pattern for the dress , I know it the game is all over but I will make some for myself .
Can you help me ??
Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥