Monday, February 22, 2010

February dress for Project 2010 Dress Up

I actually finished my February dress before the one I made for January.

The top is made of fabric, the bottom some lovely tissue paper I had been saving for that perfect project. The apron was made from a heart doily.


The back is pink tissue fused to card stock. The buttons are little heart brads.


Because I had so much time on my hands, I chose to make a second dress. Actually it's an origami kimono. The "fabric" is made from three layers of tissue paper and glue. It is quite stiff and will actually stand on its own.

The front is left open to show the glitz and glitter of the inside of the piece. The hanger can be removed because I thought it looked better left loose than to try to glue it to the piece.


The back has a piece of joss paper added.


The detail on the front and the inside glitz is shown here.


The gold on the joss paper that decorates the back is hard to photograph.

Thanks again to Margaret for organizing this project.

23 thoughtful remarks:

Lisa said...

wow - how detailed and lovely! Excellent work!

Donna: said...

Beautiful dresses and Kimono. Would love to feel the papers you used for all of them. One question... did you make the hangers too?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your dress is precious Elizabeth! The heart doily apron is wonderful as is the finished back WITH buttons no less!!!
I am in Love with the kimono, layered papers = oh my!!! Fantastic pic of the golden lining and the back too!!! such a delicate hanger too!
Wonderful! it's clear you are having lots of fun with Margaret's Dress Up project!
oxo

caroline douglas said...

Hi Elizabeth,
THanks for linking to my blog. I appreciate your kind words. And I am enjoying your beautiful creations!

Lyneen said...

Wonderful dresses... I love the idea... tfs!

Jenxo said...

Oh elizabeth , love your little heart apron.....

your kimono is fantastic, gorgeous papers...jenxo

bad penny said...

the Valentine's dress is really pretty & feminine and the colours of the Kimono sumptious & regal - lovely

Fabric Art said...

Wonderful dresses Elisabeth, love everything about them.
Anni

Halle said...

Very pretty...and pink! :) The Kimono turned out very well too. I'm glad you scanned the image too so we could see the gold detailing...

Marlynn said...

WOW - BAM - WOW, both dresses are so beautiful, Elizabeth. Love the backs, love the glitz and glamour on your Kimono. WOW - all I can say is that words escape me to describe the beauty of both pieces.

Sherry said...

Your February dress is lovely - the back is as nice as the front! Do you sandwich your hanger between the front and the back? I hadn't though of doing that, great idea!

Your little Kimoni is gorgeous too! Great texture.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Oh, how lovely! I just love these. I love the little apron. This challenge really does bring out our creativity, doesn't it!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh Elizabeth, I just love what you have created!! The kimono is truly stunning...such gorgeous papers!! The dress for February is so precious too, I just love the heart apron and the little buttons on the back...so sweet!! What a wonderful challenge you are participating in!!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Jann said...

Lovely, creative dresses!

Diora said...

your dresses are magic!!

bad penny said...

Hi ! thanks for your lovely comments. The dress is very simple - the pink is textured paper my mum got in a craft shop & the tuille came with the Bling on it already !
So glad you liked it x
I hope Beki adds her dress as it's gorgeous

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Lovely dresses ~ I don't know which one I like the best! Fabulously handcrafted works of art!

Gini said...

Aaw your Valentine dress is so pretty!
Your Kimono is amazing, a real eye popper!
Gini
xx

Electra said...

Wow, lovely, simply lovely!

Karmeleiro said...

oh, sweet!It looks so positive.

Michelle said...

Sweet dressess! Kind regards from Poland!

Incipient Wings said...

I like this one very much! the apron is perfect.

sandee said...

ok, I love the doily as the apron and how you compleated the back of the dress with the bow and the heart shaped brads! The kimono is simply stunning! Love your work!, on to the next...