March 6, 2008

Party Dresses!

Here they are! Party dresses! These are made from sturdy cardstock using a vintage dress pattern. I traced the dress pattern and enlarge to the desired size (4"x6"). I then traced the pattern to clear template plastic so I can make more later. What fun it was to embellish the dresses! I guess I was imagining that three sisters were going to a Spring tea party. (It's a Southern thing) So, I had to use flowers, velvet ribbons and of course, a tulle overlay. The cardstock is Wild Asparagus. I like to use this brand because it is so sturdy.


I just have to make more of these! And if I can just find the pattern for my wedding gown (35 yo), I think it would be fun to make. I really wish I had saved my old patterns. These three are going for a swap. I just have to make more.
I can't believe it's March already...my B-day is coming up on St. Patrick's Day. I even bought a St. Patrick's Day T-shirt this year. I need to work on taxes today so I don't have to worry about them on my b-day, but I may just have to run out for more cardstock. : )

11 comments:

di said...

Love these dresses - where in the world did you get the patterns? Di

Pam S. said...

Awesome! they bring back memories of days when women dressed so nice! My mother always wore dresses like this!
my birthday is this month! lol

Paddy's Daughter said...

What fun, they are gorgeous. I can recal my Ma wearing this sort of dress in the 50's.

jacqui said...

These are brilliant and remind me of the paper dolls I used as a child which happened to be the subject of my tif project in Feb. Hope you find that pattern and make lots more, as I am sure they will be popular.

Dawn said...

I so love these dresses, and would love to wear anyone of them - fantastic xx - I always knew I was born in the wrong era...

Jenny said...

These are absolutely adorable... and yes, it looks like 3 southern gals from the 50's heading off to a garden party. Mint juleps, anyone?-Jenny

Vivian said...

Thanks for the nice comments! These are so much fun to make! I think they would make great greeting cards...just put a message on the back. You could size them to fit inside an envelope.

The Carolina Quilter said...

I absolutely love these! So beautiful and so creative to use paper! Will you share your pattern??? I absolutely love these.

Tanguera said...

What a cool idea! Love how these turned out. I have tons of old patterns, never thought to do something like that! Brilliant idea.

Vivian said...

Since the pattern isn't mine, I can't share it, but you can use any picture of a vintage dress or one on the front of a dress pattern envelope. You just trace the dress or outfit and don't include the arms, legs, face, etc. If I find one of my own, I will be glad to share it here.
Jenny, yes, bring on the Mint Juelps! LOL!

Kyra said...

Lovely, lovely dresses! WOW!

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