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!)