Wednesday, February 10, 2010

January Dress for Project Dress Up 2010

I joined Project Dress Up 2010, the brainchild of Margaret at Alice and Camilla. If you want to join, just go here. Just be sure you have your dress and the direct link before you add it to Mr. Linky on her site.

I came to this project the last day of January, and started with my February dress, thinking that getting ahead of the game would be better than nothing. However, yesterday and this morning I played with making this dress, which I cut from the original pattern.


I wanted something blue and white for January, since those are the colors I most associate with January and winter. The dress was made using cardstock, dark blue tissue paper, and lace that I fused to the tissue. I added the ribbon rose for decoration.

To hide the hanger, I made a jacket, which is fully lined with the same lace. I then added decorative buttons to the front.


The back is a bit plain, but I'm happy with the design and the outcome. Thanks, Margaret for allowing me to play in this fun collaboration.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

This is fantastic!! I can't wait to see the rest...

Diane said...

Elizabeth--okay this is really cool!!

Marlynn said...

Oh my, you found your inner Michael Kors. How stunning. Love it. Impressed, yes, impressed.

La Dolce Vita said...

laughing over Marlynn's quote! love project runway and I agree, I think he would be proud!

Dianne said...

what fun! the magnetism of fabric has gotten to you too! this turned out beautifully...

Lucy said...

I may have to do this one...it is so cute!

Terri Kahrs said...

Very chic! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jenxo said...

oh this is very stylish . love the cardi!!! jenxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Project Runway is exactly what came to mind for me too Elizabeth!
Very Audrey Hepburn and the jacket is the bees knees!!!
You have tailored and created something so special and pretty!!!
oxo
word verification LOL:
"forkervi" :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love it and the little jacket is so sweet!!!!melinda

Margaret said...

Elizabeth, what a classy start you've made to this project! just gorgeous! I love the little jacket, very clever! I'm so pleased you're playing along! Margaret

kliaksa said...

I like the idea of 2 pieces dress! It is very interesting to see what different people make for the challenge!
(And your cat is very lovely!)

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, What a classy dress, love the little jacket too!
..looking forward to seeing the rest of your dress collection...

Diora said...

your dress is so elegant! i love it!

vintage wil said...

You dress is so elegant!! so lovely!!!!

Gini said...

I adore your dress, it's lovely!
A beautiful outfit so well designed!
Gini
xx

P.S. Bleubeard is one mighty fine Kitty cat!

Incipient Wings said...

how clever!!! the jacket is so cute.

sandee said...

wow, you have such an eye for detail, I mean you lined the inside of the jacket with the lace! very cool...to the next dress!

Sue said...

Loving all the dresses. Sue