dress up paper dress challenge

Yay! I made it. Time for the Dress Up challenge at Alice and Camilla and here is my dress....or actually  my dresses. I ended up making two. Yes two because I wasn't too happy with the first one so I tried another one. But then I reworked the first one and ended up liking both of them. I thought I would just share both since October is my favorite month.


It's time for a Halloween Ball. An early evening gala at a an old spooky mansion. Where chandeliers seemingly sway in time to a haunted waltz. And candlelight reveals shadows of ghosts from another waltz danced long ago.



As the moon rises above the tree tops our witch changes into a more sinister gown with raven wings as black as night. Her gown rustles softly as she steps into an enchanted October evening.



I first made this dress with sleeves then decided it looked too much like a bathrobe. The wings are a damask taffeta ribbon but the pattern is hard to see in the pic. I liked it better after I cut off the sleeves.



These October dresses were having way too much fun that they asked to stay out a little while longer. I'll have to convince them to hop into the wardrobe later but for now I think I'll join them at the old spooky mansion. Thank you for stopping by.

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33 comments:

Faerie Sage said...

Wow that is so neat, all paper? So talented!

Scrap Vamp said...

Anna, OMGOSH! These are divine! If only I were a paper doll...My favorite one it the orange one with the chandelier!

Laura said...

Anna, those are so beautiful!
blessings
~*~

Mina said...

How adorable!

Lisa said...

Both of your dresses are so lovely ... I can't pick a favourite! Congratulations on your award from Incipient Wings!
Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

Feathers and Flight said...

Beautiful! These are Lovely Anna!
Hugs
Jill

Incipient Wings said...

well they are both truly gorgeous!i love them both, but i really favor the chandelier one..you are so talented!!!!!!
thanks for sharing them!

bad penny said...

Thy are both perfect for a Halloween ball - imagine walking in with a friend wearing those dresses - FABULOUS !
Love how you have displayed them

apinkdreamer said...

they are gorgeous!!!!!!

Kathy said...

a bathrobe?!! hahahahahahaha! That just cracked me up. I think the dresses are just too darn cute. What a fun idea! Have a great weekend.
Kathy

Kiki said...

Oh my..how dazzling....such beautiful...I'd totally wear those!!

Marydon said...

G'morn Anna ~ These creations are just awesome! How creative you are.

We finally finished both house constructions & took off for 2 weeks. I apologize not having been with you lately, but will be better now.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Ketutar said...

I like both of them :-)

I think I would have lowered the chandelier on the orange dress a bit... and added something more on the shoulders... but they are both good :-)
Love the flowers on the black dress :-)

I've never been here and I have to say that this is really a feast to eyes! Wow! Thank you :-)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

These are just wonderful!
You are so creative!
Love your blog!
I am signing up to follow!
Have a terrific weekend!
Leticia

Leanne said...

I love them BOTH!!!! REALLY LOVE THEM!!! (Oh, and guess what! Practical Magic just arrived yesterday ... the popcorn will be a-popping tonight!!! MOVIE NIGHT!!! Can't wait!) Gees ... I'm a little too excited, aren't I? I need to take a break on the "!!!!" when I come over here ... I just get so darn excited! ... there I go again. Ah, well. Have a great weekend! ;)

sara said...

I love these I would use them for October weddings or invitations to a bridal party

spooky fun
Sara
http://www.momentsofelegance.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, those dresses are SO lovely!!!! I especially love the one with the little raven on it. Just AWESOME! Theresa

Griselda said...

Anna, your blog is delightful, I followed that little Faerie Moon here, and I am enchanted :)

I have linked your party to my blog already.
Bright Blessings.
Griselda

Linda said...

Hi Anna, These are so much fun. Very creative. Is there a pattern that you follow or make up your own? Would love to know what size you work with.

Little Messy Missy said...

Very cute!!! I love the orange!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Spook-tacular! Whgat boo-tiful dresses!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Beautiful! I don't know how you keep up with all this and each creation is outstanding!
cheer, dana

Electra said...

Lucky us, you made two dresses for us to admire! I love both of them, but the chandelier is wonderful!!

margaret said...

Stunning!! I love them both although I'm leaning towards your chandelier creation, the tiny detail is just fab!
You have a wonderful blog, great atmosphere! it always seems such a pity to leave! Mx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--your talent is beyond awesome!!! These are gorgeous!!!! Love them to pieces!!! Anna, you rock!
XO
Cindy

Sparkster said...

Such wicked adornments! It's a good thing the one has sleevewings so that it can save the wearer of the other when they hang her from the ceiling in place of the normal chandelier!

Happy Hauntings!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

I think both dresses are awesome! I especially like the black one! Thanks for "introducing" me to these little dresses! I made my first and linked to it on Alice and Camilla. I'm bummed that there will now only be two more months of the challenge!
Take care,
Angela

Karen said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! these are both really gorgeous!!! You have put so much thought into them! XXX

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am so in awe of your talent. Your dresses are gorgeous. You have captured the mood of these two dresses with your words and story telling. I like the orange one with the chandelier best, but I would wear either in a pinch. I don't blame these lovelies for wanting to stay out of the closet for a few more days. I would, too.

Halle said...

Both dresses are awesome! The chandelier on the first one is so cool...how creative!

Sherry said...

Two fabulous dresses with an enchanting story to match!

~*~Patty S said...

Not one but TWO lovely dresses, each has such sweet details ... Love the crow!
I am finally playing along too :)
oxo

Sandy Ang said...

What lovely Halloween inspired dresses. Fab photography against the black grills !