Sunday, May 2, 2010
Hah! I may not have gotten much else done this weekend, but I did get my May dress for Dress Up 2010! I like my dress. BUT when I hung them all up in the wardrobe, it appears I have a green fetish. Not that having a green fetish really bothers me, it's just that I didn't know this about myself.
To create my dress, I used a piece of wrapping paper that my mother had way back before I was even born. That's a lONG time ago! I cut out some of the (precious) flowers and crackled them, then added a touch of bling to the centre of each. The bodice is "sugar"-coated and trimmed with flowers and of course there is a ribbon sash and tatted (not by me) straps. At the hem, I edged it with a blanket-stich (which I had to go on-line to find out how to do) and a ribbon rose. And there you have it. I should mention that I did hyper-ventilate as I cut into the paper, but it was worth it. Next month, I think I'll use some blue...or yellow...or