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Monday, 22 February 2010

Playing Dress Up

I couldn't resist joining in with the challenge set by Margaret on her blog Alice and Camilla in which you create a dress for each month of the year - anything goes really.  Margaret has created a beautiful wardrobe for her dresses by altering a wooden cigar box - you can see it on her post here.  Her own dress for January is fabulous and she's set up one of those Mr Linky things on her blog so you can easily view dresses made by other players - and the ones I've seen so far are all lovely.

So here's my dress for January - which I think must belong to Cinderella as it's in quite a distressed, tatty state.  The card base of the dress I coloured with distress inks (dried marigold, scattered straw and frayed burlap).  There is some rubber stamping around the hem and the sleeves.  The apron is made from an old page of music and coloured in the same way.  There is an under apron of muslin and a lace edging on the dress.  As it's poor old Cinder's dress, she only has a piece of string to tie her apron!

Maybe as the year progresses, I'll make her a beautiful ball gown.  In the meantime I'll need to think about a dress for this month, February and also look out for something to make into a wardrobe (unfortunately, I don't know anyone who smokes cigars!)

13 comments:

Debra said...

What a cute idea and dress! I had to let you know your package arrived and I have posted it on my blog. Oh Sherry it was so much fun I cannot wait to use them! Thank You!!!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

It is a really cute dress, Sherry! Great job!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this Sherry and it is too pretty to be cleaning out fireplaces while worn......Melinda

kliaksa said...

it looks like Cinderella dress and I like it!

julietk said...

Your Cinderella dress is charming opps excuse the pun :-)

Margaret said...

Oh Sherry this is beautiful and I love your Cinderella inspiration! I'm so pleased you're playing along.

Here you can pick up old cigar boxes from Tabbaco shops for nearly nothing.

Margaretx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love your January dress. I love how you changed the pattern.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. To answer your question, I back my dresses so I can sandwich the hanger in between the front and back. I figure since they will eventually be hanging anyway, both sides will show.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, that is a fabby dress Sherry!

Jenxo said...

i think your little cinders dress is juts lovely...the litle collar and sleeves is a nice touch...jenxo

Zолушка said...

Wow... What's lovely dress, it's so cute=)
P.S. I'm sorry for my english;)

Gini said...

Oh Sherry that's a fabulous dress, very very beautiful!
I've got a Hotel chocolate box I'm going to use as the wardrobe once I've finished the chocolates; it's a similar size to a cigar box perhaps a little bit deeper. Do you have anything like that or even some of the larger necklace boxes would do I think?
Looking forward to seeing your February dress!
Gini
xx

Gez said...

Absolutely beautiful Sherry. I love the little cute pocket. :) Can't wait to see the rest of the years! Woohoo...xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

So glad I did not miss your January dress! It's splendid!!!
The little pocket and other accents are wonderful!
oxo