Sunday, 1 August 2010

Dress Up - August

Welcome to Dress Up in August!

...and then there were eight! haven't we come a long way?! only four more and our wardrobes will be complete.


This month's dress happened rather easily as August 1st is the Swiss National Day.


I used an Edelweiss paper serviette, this flower is the unofficial national flower of Switzerland and can be found growing in The Alps. I added a little piece of paper doily around the neckline and some braid to the bodice.

I decorated some of the Edelweiss with beads and used a folded mini version of a Zürich newspaper as the skirt.


Posted by PicasaI'd like to say a special welcome to a few late entries who are doing a fab job of catching up! Dress Up just keeps on growing! Once again a super big thank you to all of you playing along, what an amazing piece of art we'll all have in December, a real treasure!

48 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again I was awake when I saw your post of your dress. I really like how they all look together, all the same size and shape. And this month's is adorable. So wonderful and appropriate that you paid homage to Swiss National Day today.

You have really nailed all the details on this dress, from the Edelweiss design to the braided bodice, not to mention the Zurich newspaper in miniature. This is one special dress for both Switzerland and your "model."

Jenxo said...

i love it Margaret, its a lovely serviette and perfect for your national dress... cant believe there arent many to go...

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Wow, I agree with Bleubeard and Elizabeth!!! My August dress will be late...and I haven't even started the catch up part! Yikes!
I love this though!
dana

La Dolce Vita said...

adorable dress M and so clever, love the way they look all together in your wardrobe! xx's

Halle said...

Love the dress Margaret! The book text pleats are outstanding! That took some patience. :)

I've added my August dress as well.

NANA R NASSAR said...

Wonderful...can only say that these projects are amazing! xoxoxo ...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Margaret,
Your dress is beyond beautiful!!! I LOVE it!!! And guess what? I finished ALL my dresses last night for Jan-June and have them posted on my sidebar...(The pictures are little so you can't see the detail, but I was excited to show them to you.) There I was on a Saturday night telling my husband I couldn't go out because I had dresses to make! How funny!

Your dresses are so detailed it is amazing!!! True works of art!
Hugs,
Cindy
xoxox
P.S. I am having a monthly challenge that begins next Sunday...I'd love it if you'd show a dress and invite people to make dresses in case they haven't heard of your Dress Up 2010.

Cindy Adkins said...

Can you tell me if you have a page with ALL of your dresses? I'd LOVE to see them!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Inspiring

Nan said...

This is such a unique dress...it's so pretty and I love the story behind it. Thank you so much for doing this challenge. It has fast become one of my favorite things to do!

Nancy Y said...

Really beautiful dress, I love all the details on it! Just posted my August dress, now I'm going to try and catch up on all the other months. Thanks for the great challenge!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I am impressed that all of your dresses are fitting into your wardrobe! What a beautiful collection and a lovely new addition. :)

Karen said...

Really only 4 left? Nooooooooo!!!! I want to keep going hahaha

I love this one Margaret, you really pay so much attention to detail. That pleating is superb! Now to think of a theme for mine haha HUGS XXX

ale said...

qué lindo margaret!!!!very lei oh le lei oh le uuu!!!!l love every detaille.. and the newspaper!!!!lovely!!!besos enormes!!!!

Dawn said...

So pretty! love the fringe

love Dawn xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OMGoodness you know I adore this dress, wouldn't Heidi look sweet in it ;) Fabulous touches M ... all of your dresses look so precious hanging together ...
August already
Mon Dieu!
oxo

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Margaret,
Thanks so much for popping over to visit. I was so anxious to get those pics up on my sidebar, but the colors aren't how they look in person...I think I'll have to see if re-taking the photos helps at all. Have a great summer!
Hugs,
Cindy

Linda said...

Ohhh...this IS a sweet one!

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Another beautiful dress Margaret! What a lovely nod to the occasion. Love all the details and especially your use of the Zurich newspaper. Thanks again for the challenge. Love it as always!

peggy gatto said...

I am so glad to be joining this fun project. My first dress is August and will be catching up for the previous months this week!
thanks for letting me join you!

peggy gatto said...

I will add the correct link, sorry to get it messed up ...story of my mind!

peggy gatto said...

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2010/08/dress-up-thanks-margaret.html


Link does not want to post to "linky"
I am there!
wouldn't you know, Id mess up!

peggy gatto said...

eureka!
last peggy is link!
good night, sleep well!

bad penny said...

wow !!! this is so lovely - I love the colours and details. Your dresses look beautiful hanging there together.

Alisa said...

So sweet!

Sherry said...

Fantastic Margaret, another truly inspirational dress. I love all the details and the pleated newspaper frill is fab!

I've just added my own link and am still enjoying making a dress every month - thank you!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Margaret, your National Dress for August is gorgeous!!
Oozing swiss-ness!! Love it!
I'm playing catch - up, and hoping to blog June, July's and August's dresses this week!!

Jan x

Joanie Hoffman said...

Very, very pretty. I love the text pleats.

Incipient Wings said...

wow,such amazing creations!I have alot of catching up to do!

Cynthia Eloise said...

what a fantastic medium. i love all your little dresses. i might have to try one.

loes said...

Love it!

my doughter and I are making lots off dresses today...so much fun!

robin dudley-howes said...

These are so adorable.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Red is just my favorite dress color! And yours is lovely Margaret! I wish I could wear it in a people size version on the first day of school. It is so festive and happy!
Another wonderful dress for your
darling wardrobe! Blessings, Katie

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Margaret,
I hope you'll link this adorable closet filled with dresses to my Creative Spirit challenge--it just started today and runs for a week...I know people would love to see them!!!

Yesterday I bought dowels and my husband brought home cigar boxes the other day--so I will make my closet!
Hugs,
Cindy
xoxo

Cynnie said...

I love your dresses!!! I would love to play along...where can I get a template for this dress...do you have it posted on your blog or should I just use any dress template?
Cynthia Schelzig...a.k.a. Cynnie

Electra said...

It's so wonderful to see all the interest in your challenge Margaret! I'm so glad I found you!

Guriana said...

I don't like red...but your dress is so lovely...like always:)))

Karen said...

YAY!!! got my dress done at last my lovely XXX

Diana Evans said...

I am addicted to these dresses!!! what a wonderful project!!!

Gez said...

Absolutely fabulous dresses. I was in Interlaken many moons ago. Definately a trip of a life time. :) So lovely to see your dress. It brought back happy memories. Thank you.xx
Oh! you are so clever & talented & your blog is beautiful. :)

Jann said...

What an adorable dress!

peggy gatto said...

Well, I don't have august ....yet, but I juat added my May dress!
http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2010/08/may-dress.html

Gini said...

Loads of dresses again this month on Mr Linky, gotta admire everyone's staying power.
Margaret your dress is beautiful again. What a lovely idea to do National dress and using the napkin. Love the laced bodice and the shaped hem and using a relevant newspaper is totally inspired!
Gini
xx

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

All the dresses are so adorable.

Christen said...

Lizabeth has been on an adventure with her Aunt and has not been available for comment until now. Lovely dresses and beautiful designers! She has missed everyone, but now she will be around for the last four months! Great fun, thank you all for participating! Christen

Tejae Floyde said...

I'm a little late to the party but really want to catch up and play along.

I just recently got a little sewing bug so I'm hoping to get all my dresses done by the end of the year!

druga szesnaście said...

and so I managed to catch up with another dress and "journal" my August. :)

Annar said...

Beautiful dress