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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Dress Up - May




I didn't think I was going to get my dress for May done before the end of the month, but I did!  It's for the challenge set by Margaret on her blog Alice and Camilla  where we create one dress for every month of the year.

So here's mine, ready for the May Queen and I think it looks pretty, floaty and romantic!

The bodice part is cardstock covered with white Plastraw - which is a kind of shiny raffia (I know Gini will like this!)  The rest of the dress is made from a white lining material (nylon I think it is).  I gathered the top of the sleeves and skirt with a running stitch and stitched it onto more cardstock. I left the hems untouched as they were the selvedges and had a border pattern on - very handy as I didn't want to do any more stitching!  As the dress is for the May Queen, it had to have a garland of flowers (even though they're paper ones!)

I have at last made a wardrobe for all my dresses - put hubby to work on Ebay and he came up trumps with a lovely old cigar box.



I painted the inside with cream acrylic paint, rubber stamped some text onto tissue paper then stuck it inside.  I also rubber stamped a bird cage at the back (well, we've all got something hidden at the back of our wardrobes right?) 

I cut a small piece of wooden dowling for the clothes rail.  The outside I painted on a watery coat of cream acrylic. I love the lid (inside and out) so have left it untouched.

So there it is, now I have somewhere to keep all these little dresses.



Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

Deborah said...

Fit for a queen! I think it's the loveliest you've made yet, Sherry.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Reminds me of my youth dancing round the maypole lol.... do kids still that these days? Love the wardrobe and dress!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry,
What an awesome dress! I love the wardrobe you made too. Nice touch with the birdhouse!

Sabii Wabii said...

I love that she comes in her own steamer trunk.

Jan said...

An absolute dream of a dress... so romantic. And I LOVE the wardrobe x

Gini said...

Oh, yes I do indeed!
A beautiful dress Sherry, so very pretty, she could even get married in it!
Love love your wardrobe, that is just the perfect box for it, clever husband of yours!
Please can I request a picture of all 6 dresses with your June post :-)
Pretty please!
Gini
xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely wardrobe and your dress is stunning too, the unfinished hem is perfect ... charming May Dress Up creation!

Heavens2Betsy said...

What a delight for the eyes - your dress is divine and so is its new home. Beautiful. Penny

margaret said...

Oh my oh my, how much do I love May?!! a lot!! superb! and your wardrobe is gorgeous, reminds me I must do something with mine! fab . Margaret

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a stunning May dress. So beautiful and spring like. Love that fantastic new wardrobe, too. It is the perfect thing for all these lovely dresses.

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love all the pretty details and even the wee little hanger! The detail on the bodice and the dainty flowers are so sweet and perfect for a May Day Queen. Thank you for stopping by and giving me a chance to come and visit. Have a lovely weekend.

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Sorry, I was typing too fast. Wanted to say that the cigar box wardrobe is lovely too! The details on the lid of the box make a perfect door.

Jenxo said...

pretty, pretty, pretty, Sherry and your wardrobe is absolutely adorable!!!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous dress and I love the wardrobe

Daydream Retreat said...

LOVE IT! the wardrobe is SO cute! Off to check out this blog you speak of...not that I need any more projects :)

Gez said...

GOODNESS! What a FAB wardrobe! What a super hubby for tracking it done. I love how you have decorated it. It's just perfect & so is your dress in everything way.xxx

Gez said...

Sorry about the spelling mistakes!lol... just told my 9yr off for being so noisy!! & hit publish! Off to strangle him now!!