Monday, March 21, 2011

~~~ Ball Gown ~~~

Well I am adventuring into new

territory again, You know me, always

trying new things. This dress was for

a group swap. But as usual I always want

to know how somehting is to be used or

displayed. So as usual Ihad to come up with

something that my partner could do with it.

I created a cardboard template and added a n

easel so the dress could be sat on a shelf and be

free standing. Then I created the dress.

I am not one for dainty objects, I am kind of

all thumbs and no patience with frill and fou fou.

I took an old Barbie dress for the base dress and

cut off the bodice...never again....and then

decorated with trim and feathers and vintage pearls.

I took a piece of lace crinolin form a large old doll for

underneath dress and give the dress fullness. The

swap was actually called Marie Antoinette Ball Gown.

The most fun was creating the template,

made two to adhere together and covered with

scrapbook paper and edged it with gold trim.

I had more fun doing that than the dress!! lol

Hope you like it and my partner too.


Gerri Herbst said...

great ball gown. Youve given me an idea to use Barbie Clothes!Ill have to work on that and get back to you.gerri

michele hileman said...

Awesome projects. I just love your work. You have a new follower..:)

Jan said...

Beautiful ball gown!

Virginia said...

What a clever girl you are to use recycled barbie clothes! Too bad I have all boys LOL. Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Gaby Bee said...

This ball gown is enchanting !Love all the details on this!
I wish you a happy rest of this week and a fun upcoming weekend.

Hugs, Gaby