Monday, June 25, 2012

Fabulous Fifties Party Dress

 Our theme for the Dirty Dozen back in March was "Keeping You in Stitches".  Well, I used to sew all my own clothes back in the 80's.  I made at least one outfit a week and would always wear it to work on Friday.  I have always enjoyed sewing and do a lot of it on my cards.
 I have had the Tim Holtz Sewing Room Set for some time and haven't pulled it out of it's package.  Gosh it was so fun to make this-why did I wait so long!!!  I cut the dress form on chipboard, painted it with Picket Fence Crackle Paint (love that stuff).  I free hand cut the bodice and cut two layers of paper for the skirt.  The lace underskirt is actually a Martha Stewart Chrysanthemum punch-isn't it cute.
 The frame is from my cast offs from something that didn't work a while back-it's a cuttle bug die and embossing folder.  The pearls are from Recollection.  I distress inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
 This is a close up of the pretty pearls I used.
 I even distress inked the red roses on this card as well. 

This is the inside of my card.  I used the spool pieces from the die and wrapped some crochet thread I had on hand around the spools and attached them for accent.
Makes me wish I had a pretty dress like this in my closet!!!  Of course, since I sew, I could always make one right.   But it's so much easier and much more fun to make them in miniature like this.  I want to play with this die again real soon.  Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope I have inspired you to play with this die if you have it in your collection.  See you real soon.

8 comments:

Marisa said...

That dress is adorable!! Fabulously glammed up too :) Great card.

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a fun card! Very pretty

JD said...

This so pretty! It brings back great memories for me too. Back in the days when I used to sew. My poor sewing machine, these days I can't tell you when I last used it...

Cheryl Walker said...

BEAUTFUL card Carol! Of course all your cards are always sooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love how you did the dress on the dress form! and the colors are beautiful as well!!!
Hope you are doing well :)
Hugs to you,
Cheryl

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and very beautiful carol.

greetings karin

Emily Keaton said...

Now that is one rockin' fabulous 50s dress! I love how you gave it a lacy crinoline, too, and such pretty colors!! Such a sweet card, Carol!

Benzi said...

Carol, this is too cool. I love the dress and especially the 'fabric' with the big roses. What fun! I know you had a blast. Oh, and that lace underskirt is just so feminine. I love it bunches.

Colleen Dietrich said...

There's my card!! I LOVE this Carol, and feel very honored to own it. I still have many dress forms from you, to dress at will. I love how you applied the crackle paint on this. It gives such a vintage feel! And that skirt -- to die for! Thank you for sending this to me. :) It's something I treasure.