I use to sew A LOT, but I don't enjoy it so much anymore! But, have I found a way to make dresses for little girls that I love doing!
I mentioned my new stash of art books in my last blog, well, I'm still talking about "Art at the Speed of Life", Pam Carriker is the talented author of the book. What has inspired me, the most, is a project designed for the book by Sue Pelletier in a chapter called "Papier-Mache Dresses Collage".
Last blog, I showed you the one I had completed for Great Granddaughter Lucy.
This is a little better picture, I think. You can see the little wire hanger.....well, the dress is a separate piece that is attached to the wire hanger and then wired to the canvas. So, the dress stays attached but can be moved from side to side, so I tried to put something interesting under the dress, too.
Here is Emma's, I just finished yesterday.
I added paper lace to the sleeves but used real lace on the bottom and topped it off with a ribbon bow. The background is collaged with a tape measure, a piece of a dress pattern, a flash card and....
The dresses are done by cutting out a form from a piece of canvas and covering it with plaster of paris and gauze. On the first one, I added cheesecloth as the top layer, this one I used tissue paper. I have plans for a couple more of these.....there is so much you can do to make each piece unique.
Here's the happy couple....all ready to go live with their new owners. Lucy's first birthday is coming soon, I think I might TRY to save them until then.
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