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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Dress Up - April


It's a fact then, I've another addiction - making little paper dresses!  Here's yet another to add to the several I've made over the past few days. 

This one is for the Dress Up challenge being run by Margaret on her blog Alice and Camilla which is what started it all off for me and I'm loving it - so thanks again Margaret!

This one is for April and I made it with those beautiful red and yellow tulips in mind, that will soon be popping up hopefully, once all the rain and cold weather we're having at the moment comes to an end.  I started with a card base and machine stitched on scraps of silk sari ribbons in a very random manner as can be seen from the close up below!  Yay, my kind of stitching - lol!



I need to tidy up the back - maybe ink all over it, but in the meantime you can see all my lovely stitching - and also that my white bobbin run out and I used the only other one I had filled up - black!



I really enjoyed making this one, especially the freedom of the wild stitching and I think it has a sort of quilted look.  It is quite scruffy looking though, so maybe it can be Cinderella's ballgown - the one she made herself when the ugly stepsisters were sleeping, and before she had been visited by the Fairy Godmother!

24 comments:

scrapdemon said...

FAntastic work on this one and I love the colours too.

nancy said...

I surely do love this one!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful. I really love the wild abandon look of it. I don't think it's scruffy at all. And that bodice is superb.

Your sewing is wonderful. I often use a different colored bobbin thread, especially black. It adds to the top stitch so well.

I'm addicted, too. Can't stop making these fun dresses, thanks to Margaret and her super Dress Up project.

Mrs Moen said...

It's beautiful; the back looks like an art quilt with the different coloured bobbin thread. Really cool!

Gez said...

Definately not scruffy Sherry. I think it's fit for a fairy queen. :) It's beautiful.xx

Nicks said...

I LOVE random!

Gini said...

Oh Sherry it's really gorgeous, definitely Cinder-ella's.
An amazing dress and so are your other ones in your 2 previous posts!
Fabulous.
Happy Easter Sherry!
Gini
xx

bad penny said...

stunning - for the Royal ballet I think ... the colours are amazing & the sweet little bodice - perfect for a ballarina !
Please don't change the back !!!!

Margaret said...

Totally fab Sherry!! I love everything about this dress, from the shape, to the colour and texture you've created with the stitching. Gorgeous dress fit for a glam gal! Margaret

Deborah said...

My favourite so far. Tulips are my favourite flowers and I love the colours you have chosen.

Electra said...

I wish I were a tiny fairy so I could wear this-it's really wonderful and I love your sticking too!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh how very lovely, original and enchanting!!!
I so get the addicting part too,
Margaret certainly has gotten a fair number of us hooked on Dress Up! :)
Happy Spring!
oxo

Jenxo said...

Oh its beautiful Sherry, love your free stitsching and the colors are beautiful... love it....jenxo

Karmeleiro said...

gorgeous dress! and it really looks like a tulip :)

Jeanie Callaghan said...

So lovely! I, too, thought of tulips right from the start.

tymonsyl said...

great idea! your tulip dress is gogeous!

Annar said...

Gorgeous dress !!!

raggirl said...

I just found your blog linked from Alice and Camilla. This little dress thing is a hoot. You've all inspired new garments for my next round of ladies from the land N.B.Tween! I've done a lot of clicking through your site and will definitely be back soon.

Piddawinkle said...

hi Sherry, just popped over to say Hi after you visited my blog, this dress is lovely, the different coloured thread and the random stitching, make it really special well done, Piddawinkle (ps Im born and bred Ilford girl)

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

OMG, how did I miss this post!!
Your dress is so beautiful Sherry, and I love the free stitching! (my kinda sewing too! ;)

Jan x

Fabric Art said...

Sherry your dress is so beautiful, love the color.
Anni

Mollye said...

totally splendefirious. I am doing my first one this week. Yippee I am a little excited!

Daydream Retreat said...

Ooo, I love this one!

Anonymous said...

I found your dresses on Pinterest. They are so beautiful and so colorful. Your talent is just amazing.
Barb
USA