Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Dress for Project Dress Up 2010

I wanted this to be a party dress, one that could be worn through the entire month of December. However, after I finished and scanned it, I thought it looked more like a sun dress. So this is for all those people below the equator, who are enjoying the Christmas season and Christmas colors, but who are also experiencing summer.


The front of the dress is not much different from the back, except the front has a small red bow for decoration. I was lucky that I found two matching ribbons, one wide, one with lace. I attached the large ribbon to a piece of card stock. I only had one sheet, so had to get the entire dress from one A4 size sheet. I used the lacy ribbon to extend the skirt

and to make the straps.


What better way to wrap up the year, than to have a wrap up party. So, here are all the dresses lined up in order of month. As you can see, I made two dresses for February, two for March, and two for April.

From May through December, I made only one dress each month.

And now they are all complete. All in their closet for that lucky "gal" to open and enjoy. Thanks again, Margaret, for making this such an awesome project. I have made so many friends and had so much fun doing this. You are the best host around.

Be sure to check out Margaret's blog for the links to all the other players' dresses this month, too.

29 thoughtful remarks:

Incipient Wings said...

they look lovely!
I like how you had so much fun you would make more than one dress sometimes...
the details on them are incredible.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

They are all gorgeous, and the one for December would have been perfect for me when I lived in the Virgin Islands!

artangel said...

Love the Christmas tartan - I could definitely see myself wearing it to Christmas dinner :)

see you there! said...

I didn't visit when this began but I think it is a great project. I love the Dec. dress and it was fun to read how you did a work around when you only had a limited amount of paper and supplies on hand.

Darla

Karen said...

Awe Elisabeth...its sad that we are at the end isn't it? I have really enjoyed these too!

Your December dress does look very Christmasy, I would wear that up here in the northern hemisphere...with the heating on haha!

How lovely to see all your dresses together too, a lovely collection HUGS XXX

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous wardrobe Elizabeth, a dress for every eventuality :-) This months is ideal for a Christmas party, you'd just need a faux fur stole to keep warm till you got to the party ;-)
Anne xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a great project! So cute! One of my favorite things to do is to make dresses for my barbie doll. Your project reminded me of this, and I just might dig out my Barbie doll and add to her wardrobe for Christmas! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Marilyn Rock said...

What an incredible "wardrobe" and project! Love seeing the dresses lined up like that - thank you! xxoo

La Dolce Vita said...

wow that is quite a collection!! looks like you had great fun, M is wonderful isn't she?! xo

Terri Kahrs said...

This last party dress has put the cherry on the cake of the project, Elizabeth! How wonderful to see all of the dresses in one picture. It's been fun to watch you make these beautiful dresses for this great project! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Halle said...

I love the tartan! She can throw on a sweater or a pretty shawl...

sharon said...

Great collection!

Sherry Edwards said...

It's a fabulous final frock Elizabeth - just needs a lovely fun fur wrap to keep the shoulders warm and it'll be fine!

It is a shame it's all over (although I've still to make my final one) and I agree Margaret is a wonderful hostess.

bad penny said...

Super festive dress & sleeveless is fine for a winter party. I need a dress like this for our Burn's evening in January !

Sue said...

oh wow Elizabeth
what a gorgeous frock, i could do with one like that for Burns nite! lol, oh i see penny has said that lol, fab project hun, sue,x

JoZart said...

Oh Elizabeth, it's so wonderful to see you in a mess... it gives me hope but I bet you are straight by now! I just love all those little dresses... such an amazing project and such fun.
Thanks for popping by my German visit WOYWW. I'm having a wonderful time here but it is down to -11 degrees here now and my face was STIFF when I went out today. More pics to come too.
Auf weidersehen!
JoZarty X

~*~Patty S said...

Pretty plaid for the holidays...lovely party...and perfect for dancing the night away...you know how warm you can get ;)

what a fine collection and more than twelve lovely dresses to chose from too!

Margaret certainly DID create a year of fun and creativity for so many of us. She is always an inspiration.
oxo

Margaret said...

Well you fnished on a total high Elizabeth!! I love your tartan dress, reminds me of Xmas in England and the High Street full of festive green and red!
It' fab to see all your dresses laid out and then hanging in your wardrobe. We did well don't you think?!! M

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Lovely dress, Elizabeth. My girls had Christmas dresses like that when they were young.

Marlynn said...

Oh, Elizabeth - I LOVE all your dresses and especially the one for this month! Hugs

Steph said...

oooh arent' they pretty!!! I's love one!! ha ha...

Holly said...

Oh I love your December dress, Elizabeth! I just love the combination of Christmas plaid and lace

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

I love plaid! Super cool!
Angela

Electra said...

Another pretty dress from you-I'm going to miss your special creations!

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Love the Christmas plaid great dress for that Christmas holiday.

Sandy Ang said...

I'm from sunny, little Singapore and your sun dress will fit in nicely for Christmas here. We are having(chilly for us) 25 degress weather.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Love your tartan Christmas dress!
..and your fabby collection of dresses look so cool together!
Been a fun challenge!
Jan x

sandee said...

I love the Christmas plaid, and the wrap up display! You did such a fantastic job on all of them! You are one clever, creative lady!

Sue said...

Love the tartan dress. Off to find your other posts with the dresses. Sue