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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Playing 'Dress it up'

The other day my pal Chriss sent me a link to this fab blog where delight of delights... ladies are playing dress up and making all kinds of dresses...paper, fabric, mixed media etc. and OMG it took me back to when I was a young 'un cutting out the dresses from the 'Bunty' and then progressing to making my own with anything I could lay my hands on. I would spend hours cutting and sewing, sticking and admiring and I have been transported back to that glorious time. If you'd like to join in pop over to Margaret's blog here.
Margaret is challenging herself to make one dress each month... but well as usual when I get my teeth into something I couldn't stop!! I knew I wanted to use some Basic Grey papers that I bought a long time ago...I could picture them in my head.
My first dress is using one of my favourites and just had to have this bird as it's focal point.

Number two includes some lace effect paper and some more of my lace stash...
and I just had to add some half pearls and some bling :D
Number 3 is using vibrant colours with some soft muted pink.... I layered... decoupage style... some of the gorgeous cerise pink floral pieces from the paper and then made some shabby circles for more interest.
Finally (well for today at least... I'm addicted now..lol) I must've been having a sober moment ;-)
cos I made A SUIT. The paper was just saying... 'make me into a suit' honest IT WAS!!

A few half pearls for embellishment... a couple of paper cuts for interest and some patterned paper for colour and Bob's yer Uncle I was finished.
Errrm but after I took my photos I started again... told you I was addicted... so I've more to share but I have to keep you in suspense for a little while or you will be here for the next 24 hours scrolling down to the end!!
Hope you enjoyed the fashion show.
hugs
Chris xx

28 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

oh my gosh...bloody fabtastic and i cannot wait to get the dressmaking scissors out on Friday xxxxx

chriss x

Jenxo said...

oh My , you did escited with this project...love it all jenxo

Pearl said...

OMG ! These are darling !!! trust you to come up with diff styles !

Sandy said...

OMG Chris your work rock.
Fantastic creations. Love them all.

Margaret said...

ooooo!!! squeal, you have been busy, amazing what can happen when you get your teeth into something! gorgeous dresses!! The Basic Grey one is my fav, love the combination you've used. Margaretx

bad penny said...

are you a fashion designer ? I love the forst with the bird - so stylish

Mj said...

Wow Christ these are fabulous, I remember the cut out dolls used to spend hours designing dresses for them, love the suit Mj xx

Karen said...

hahahahaha now these are so much better than Bunty my lovely!!! Now all you need to make is a doll to model them all on isn't it?

Utterly fabulous stuff....wish I could come & play dress up too HUGS XXX

Sally H said...

Wow! They are all stunning! you are so clever. I love them all

Rein said...

These are great!

Sussie said...

Gorgeous dresses! I have to try it!

Melinda Cornish said...

Oh Chris, a woman after my own heart...I tend to go full tilt on everything too...Your dresses are all just beautiful....My favorite is the bird, just cause it is so unusual! what ideas I am getting for my next dress! melinda

Lesley said...

Wow is all I can say. You have inspired me for sure to get at my first dress, I missed January but I will be making up for it soon.
I don't know which one I like more but the bird is so stunning and I like the suit as well.

Dawn said...

Chrisss you are so funny, love your catwalk and eeek I remember the Bunty and having fashion shows too!!!
i never know what I'm gonna see on here, it's so fun visiting!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx
P.s love the suit!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These dresses are amazing. I'm still trying to make mine from the pattern I got. I adore the fact that you made your own patterns. All are lovely, but the one with the bird knocked my socks right off me.

Artyjen said...

They are fabulous! :)
xoxo

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

OMG your dresses are stunning!!
love 'em all!!

Electra said...

Would you make the suit in my size please? You should be on Project Runway, these are delightful!

vintage wil said...

These are all gorgeous!!!

Gini said...

Fabulous wardrobe of clothes, the first birdie one is my favourite!
At this rate you will have an outfit for every day of the year not just one a month :-)

I love the dart details in your suit.
Gini
xx

Marisha said...

Chris,all dreses are just darling !!! Creative, nicly done shapes, right detals-as a professional taylor I can say- Great Job !!!!!

Lyneen said...

WOW you are on a roll... I love all of your dresses and the suit... what fun. Basic Grey is my all time favorite!

Electra said...

These are great!

Lynifyni said...

Wow, Chris, each dress is a masterpiece! You've set the bar awfully high! Bravo! LynnF

Annar said...

Fantastic creations !

Guriana said...

amazing....especially the first one:))

Sherry said...

I loved your fashion show! My favourite I think is the suit, then again I love the birdie one, but then again.... LOL. I used to love the Bunty cut out dolls too - so this challenge is just perfect!
Look forward to your forthcoming shows!

1creativeone said...

Chris, these are simply fabulous, and I love all of the colors and special details! Charming! Christen