I started off with two ideas when I hit the Dollar Tree and neither panned out due to they didnt have what i needed. (the lady at the counter was probably thinking i was about to take up residence i was there so long with my basket in hand) So, what is a girl to do? Think of some of her favorite things for inspiration... Stephen King, Scarlet O'Hara, Victorian attire, Labyrinth, and Zoolander of course!
So Once I spotted the thin black plastic table cloths....i knew just what to do!
Here are the supplies i started with: (i know one of the table cloths is bunchy in the pic, but thats because i got overly excited to begin and started to open it and take it out when the "oh i gotta take a pic of this first!" hit me...so i stuffed it back in )
2 black plastic table cloths
1 oval basket
1 roll of tulle ribbon
1 votive (used the cameo off the front of it)
1 pkg of paper lace doilies
2 bunches of flower stems
1 pk of black electrical tape1
little pkg of clay flowers
10 items total!
I didn't use a pattern, just took some measurements and adjusted my dress form to size, got out the ole scissors with an idea in my head and started cutting away.
I used the black electrical tape for the piecing/construction of the dress and the hat as well. no thread, just tape! lol
I folded the lace doilies various ways and applied them at the neck and down the bodice, and other areas using the tape.
For the hat I covered the basket with some of the remaining black table cloth and made a tie with some tulle and fixed an adornment with folded doilies for lace and some artificial flowers from one of the floral bunches & the little clay flowers.
I ended up with the lace doilies in various places on the dress, the neck, bust, top of the sleeves, and at the bottom gathers and bustle in the back. I used the extra tulle and some flowers for the tie around the waist and the cameo and a flower at the neck for a brooch.
It was so much fun to make, and it was interesting the day of the pics, it was a rather windy day lol, so it was tough getting good shots. thin black plastic and winds = cling wrap! haha
with the style of the dress, we couldn't help but to take some sepia shots for effect.
Anyway, thanks for looking and if you decide to give my little creation your vote, thanks a bunch! I am thinking of wearing it for Halloween since my kiddo is going as something like Cinderella..and then i guess i can look like the wicked stepmother!