may paper dress up challenge

Up late, late, late (like 2:30 am late) again but I made my dress for Dress Up 2010 at Alice and Camilla. This is my entry for May. Flowery and sweet. I'm joining up late so I've got some catching up to do and hopefully I'll have April done this week too.

I made my own template and added bits of tissue, gold trim, vintage ribbon and sheet music. I antiqued the edges of the sheet music bits but they're not showing up that well in the pic for some reason.

I also liked the idea of putting the dresses in a little wardrobe like Margaret did. She used a cigar box for hers. I made my dresses a little bigger so I dug around and found an old shoe box. Cut and pasted scrapbook paper. Added the dowel and made a teeny tiny hanger.


I added the chair and looking glass this morning.

I don't know which was more fun. Making the wee dress or the wardrobe!

And there's lots of room for 11 more!

I wish I could shrink like Alice
and play in my little wardrobe for a while!

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Update. I finished the April dress too!

April to me means Paris. April In Paris....

This is my little Pariesienne number. Fun and flirty.
I used black french ribbon and the pink and white one can
be pulled to create ruffles. Shall we go for a cafe au lait and croissants?

Two down. Ten to go!

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~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

It's clear you had a great time creating both the wardrobe AND the gorgeous dress! Nice that you are joining in the fun!
Love your attention to detail, I want to play dress up in your wardrobe with that lovely dress on :)

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Beautiful sweet dress!
...and I want to play dress up in your pretty wardrobe too!!

Maggie said...

This is just gorgeous!!!! I love it, and how creative! I love your artistic mind!

(and I'm sorry I haven't been reading. between the end of the crappola at school and the TroHo that tried to eat my computer, I've been a bad blogger buddy. But Sunday I am doing nothing but drinking coffee and blog reading!)

Leanne said...

Absolutely the loveliest little dresses I've ever seen. Each time I visit your blog, I feel as if I'm in a magical place, Anna. I love this post - the photos are so precious. Love both dresses equally (REALLY!) So so darling! I wish I were Alice and could enjoy these dresses, too. Oh, where would we go first???? For tea, of course!

anna @ frosted petunias said...

You guys are all so sweet! Thank you! They really are fun to make.

bad penny said...

fab fab fab fab - the dresses, the boudoir, your blog - love it all

Sparkster said...

These are so adorable! I just love the little wardrobe you've made to hang them in too! Better not let any Barbies see the dresses or you might just find them stolen, cause they're certainly fit for a queen!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was kicking myself because I hadn't gotten here sooner, but now I'm glad I waited. It is such a bonus to see both these lovelies at the same time. I'm in awe of your dress pattern, and that wardrobe is beyond words. Uber cool and wonderfully detailed. I can say the same for the dresses. They are darling. So glad you joined in the fun. I know this will be a collaboration you'll never forget.

Tania said...

Really beautiful!

Sherry said...

Fabuluous dresses, so opulent! Your May one reminds me a bit of Marie Antoinette and you've catpured the oo-la-la spirit perfectly in your April one.

Love your wardrobe too - so sylish! I'm looking forward to seeing your next dresses now, so glad you joined.