Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Piece by Piece July Challenge

This is my first time participating in this challenge as I just discovered the blog through someone on Youtube. It looks like a great place so you should all check it out! This month's challenge is to alter a dress form. You can still participate until the end of July and there is a great prize! Instead of altering a dress form I took it one step farther and created my own dress form! I made the body out of newspaper and masking tape (similar to when you paper mache) and then covered it in bits of an old sewing pattern. The skirt is made from some G45 paper from the Fashionista collection. I folded it to look like pleats.

The necklace is made from some tiny chain and some silver snaps (to go with the sewing theme) which i distressed with rub and buff.

The high waistband is made from some royal blue silk ribbon, some lace and some twine. I used this to hide the raw edge of the paper skirt.

I embelished the back with a nice blue bow. This was attached using a gold headed pin.

The dress form stands on legs that I created from wire. Here you can also see the coordinating inside of the skirt! I hope you enjoy my project and please check out The Piece by Piece blog and store!


The Piece by Piece said...

I love that you created your own dress form and dressed it yourself! You are so talented! Thank you for submitting!

J Cormack said...

Wow, I love it! I will have to check out the blog! Thanks!

KeeponScrappin said...

Wow Heather! I love your dress form.