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Topic: Steampunk Dressmakers Shrine  (Read 1380 times)
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« on: February 23, 2012 03:12:58 PM »

I used Tim Holtz's dressform die cut, recycled boxes for chipboard, a cd crate, a watch, and items from stash. I used tan fabric to give it a military feel.

I used measuring tape ribbon on the sides to keep with the sewing theme.

I made a faux leather top and decorated with a spool cut out, a key, and buttons. This was to cover the winemaker embossing. I like the combination of leather and lace.

I re-wrapped an old spool with matching thread and finished it with a corsage pin. The brown tulle was leftover from my daughter's prom dress. I stained the lace with leftover coffee and added roses and brass details.

The belt is made from parts of the watch band. I like the asymmetrical detail. There are tiny watch gears used to represent a broach and larger ones as details on the front of the shrine. The backing is a book page wrapped onto cardboard stenciled with gears.

I may make more of these.

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012 03:27:25 PM »

You should make more. The composition is great. I love the muted tones.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012 04:20:27 PM »

That's so fun! I love all your details. The tiny watch gears are a perfect touch and so clever.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012 06:27:24 PM »

Thank you, I like the muted tones too. Maybe the next one will be a bridal one.

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012 06:31:26 PM »

Very cute. Love the fabric blending with the dress form and the little details around the outside.

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