Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November already! Step by Step Dress Form Tutorial

I cant imagine where October went?  Did it even happen?
Time is moving so fast and before long....(dare I say it??) that 'C' word will be here!
And I cant wait... 
 I love CHristmas -
There!  I said it! LOL!

Here's a quick little update...

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One of the things I love to do is to craft dresses out of paper!
So I've had a bit of a play here with ORANGE! Love it!

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Its made out of Marrakech Vanilla Chai and Lime Rickey Orange Cream(much more orange in real life than in the shop where its quite yellow - the pic about does it justice!) both these lines were faves of mine a while ago

Here's how you can put a little dress together...
Cut out the desired length of the skirt, spray with water first though (its easier to fold that way) and pleat :wink:
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Find a manequin on the net and cut it out - or you may have one in some shape or form or be clever enough to draw one - cut out of card board though - it just stabilises it a bit more. Glue your pleated skirt to it.
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Now its time to add the bodice - easy enough to wrap a strip around the bust of the manequin (I sprayed the paper with water first so it would adjust around the shape better. Glue it on
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Time to cut out a flower shape from the Marrekech paper - (actually I cut out three, one for the skirt - and too for later on.... :wink: )
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Here we place a crease in the flower cut-out, so it fits nicely on the waist
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And bind some green embroidery thread around it to give the waistline some definition
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Finish the little dress off with a lovely big button - Sugar Rush Buttons and a little bow.
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And we can put this dressed manequin embellishment onto a LO...
The Alpha is Basic Grey Pheobe These are great cos you can get two sizes in two different colours!
So here it is...
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I've used the rest of the orange Lime Rickey paper as a base for the the Marrekech paper which as you can see has three flowers cut out - so it shows the plain orange through. So I've put a button and bow on the two other flower cut-outs (bent the edges up a little) and offset them to the side a bit of their original place, And used the third space as a journaling spot!
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Some of Basic Grey's papers have fabulous patterns where you can get creative with cut-outs! And it's background papers will forever remain my faves! :P :wink:

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And the results of my Blind Scrap


And another letter of my
ABC's of everyday
its 'B' this time
my little Finches

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This time the criteria is
Colour -GREY
Word - PLEASE
Technique-UNUSUAL STAMPING 
I stamped my image with a large foam stamp, lifted it a little, then dragged it down the page.

Hope you are all having a happy start to November!

 

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! These are all BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the dress form on that first one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jamilie said...

WOW Mandy!! These are all fabulous! LOVE the dress!!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

belissimos projetos!

Sandra D said...

I love that dress Mandy - just gorgeous!! And the birds layout is fab ... well, everything is fab!! :)

Dora said...

Amazing all your projects are stunning!

Lizzyc said...

oh these are so lovely!!

Dani Cristin said...

Muito belo o seu trabalho!!!
belíssimo!!!Amei.
Beijos do Brazil.

Jenneke said...

Mandy, that dress is perfect!! Wow!
And of course the rest of your art is stunning, as always!!

Hope you're okay!

Hugs, Jenneke

Dani Cristin said...

Thank you!!
I loved yours projects...

Kisses from Brazil.

Audrey Pettit said...

Your pages are so beautiful, Mandy! Love your style. The bird layout SO caught my eye. Love the color combo and the design. Gorgeous, gorgeous hearts on your Blind Scrap page. Love the dress form on the Fashionista. And how gorgeous is that stamping technique you used??! LOVE!