Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Dress for Project 2010 Dress Up

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for Project 2010 Dress Up again. To see what all the other designers have made this month, head on over to Alice and Camilla, where Margaret keeps the links.

For my June dress, I was inspired to make a strapless wedding dress, but not being able to sew a straight line or use a dress pattern, I did the best I could, taking inspiration from the dresses I recently saw at the thrift store. This dress is huge, bigger than most doll dresses, so I knew there would be no way I could get it all on the scanner.

You can see I tried to create a V panel in front,

along with some lovely fabric bows for accents. I'm not sure the scan is much better than the photo.

Here is the back detail. Unlike the front, there is no panel, so the back is very see-through.

You can always find my previous dresses on my right side bar directly underneath my Dress Up participation button. But I thought, since we are now half way through the year, I would show all the ones I've made to this point.


I only used Margaret's pattern on the first one I made, which is the pink one for February. After that, I designed my own patterns, sometimes creating more problems for myself than if I'd stuck with her pattern. I made two in February, March, and April,

and one in each of the other months. All are decorated front and back.

Please don't forget to visit the other Dress Up participants. I know they will appreciate your comments as much as I do.

30 thoughtful remarks:

kiwicarole said...

I think your wedding dress is gorgeous! :)

Julia said...

Very beautiful and impressive!!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love your wedding dress. Even if you didn't use a pattern, you learned a lot at the thrift store. The dresses look colrful togehter.

Rachel

bad penny said...

so pretty for a lovely bride ....I have made a dress for one of her guests !

Diane said...

What a very impressive wardrobe--love that you've shown all of your creations so far this year.

Marilyn Rock said...

What a wardrobe! :) Love the wedding dress; your detail is incredible! You can do anything! xxoo

druga szesnascie said...

please please please, make one my size...
it's absolutely beautiful!

Debby said...

Oh my, this is just so beautiful, love your little closet full.
Debby

Tess said...

Your wedding dress is beautiful... I enjoyed seeing all of your creations. Well done!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your June bride will be lovely in this exquisite dress! And what a treat to see all of your creations! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS Sorry about the 'Sunday' post on Monday night! LOL!!!

cve said...

so bridy and light!

Dawn said...

Oh I had to leave a comment these are wonderful I saw the blog when she started and thought I may join in at some point! alas I have still not made one but they are super and loving the lace ensomble

love Dawn xx

I think my self very lucky to have my hubby thanx for your lovely comment xxxx

Dianne said...

wonderful dress! you are really "going to town" with that lace...it's lovely.

Chris said...

Oh oh oh this is so beautiful hun... it really is. I love all the gorgeous lace and you have done an amazing job with it. It is a delight to look at. Fabulous!!

hugs
Chris xx

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Oh, so lovely! You were inspired to do wedding dress, too! And I do love lace. Well done.

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth, your dresses are amazing - how lovely to see them all hanging up in a row!

Cindy :)

gobeagirl said...

Wow! I think your wedding dress turned out wonderfully. I love seeing all of your other designs as well. You are too sweet for all of you nice comments over on my blog. I would love to see others that you think I would be interested in. You can never see to much creativeness. I love to get new and exciting ideas from all the creative people out there. Hugs, Lisa G

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is so beautiful- the lace is wonderful!

~*~Patty said...

Another lovely creation Elizabeth
Love the laces and special touches!
All of your dresses look so pretty all in a row!
oxo

Melinda Cornish said...

well it certainly looks like you can sew.....I love it and it definitely says wedding...so pretty...
I have mine hung on a little clothes line about my quilting machine...I also am two months behind but it is on my catch up list....the trailer took it all out of me I guess.....

margaret said...

Stunning Elizabeth! now I would get married in that little beauty, I love the lace so much and the teeny tiny details are gorgeous.
It's super cool to see the dresses together and I love the way each one is different and I just know you look at them and remember exactly what inspired you at the time, a hanging journal!
Thanks so much for continuing to play along, I look forward to seeing your dresses every month! Margaretx

Jenxo said...

its a very beautiful wedding dress....and they all look wonderful hanging together...backs and all...jenxo

Sherry said...

Oh your dress is beautiful! I love the style and all the lace, very romantic. You are good making backs to them all (even if this months is see through!)

purplepaint said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!!! Love it! You did a fabulous job. Marva

Electra said...

It's so pretty! Any bride would be honoured to wear this!!

My name is Toni said...

This is simply devine.... love the lace and I think I hear wedding bells in the air ... :)

Annar said...

Gorgeous !

Guriana said...

beautiful...and how they look beautiful together:))

Gini said...

Aaw such a beautiful wedding dress!
It makes me think of a pioneer wedding, from what era I don't know as accurate historical facts are in my brain unfortunately.
Love the picture of your dresses all together! 6 already where is the year going?
Gini
xx

sandee said...

wowzers, this dress must have been hard to make, it looks gorgeous, like one of the heirloom dolls would wear, and I like how you showed them all displayed together just to get an idea on their sizes! what talent!