December 16, 2014

Winter Dress Form ...

Hi Everybody,

Over the weekend I have been busy creating this beautiful dress form in satin and lace.

And although it didn't start out as wedding dress Griff says it would be a lovely gift for a winter Bride

I gave the dress form two coats of flesh colored paint and allowed each coat to dry

Once dry I wrapped the whole dress from in cling film and created a separate bodice for it from paper mache and gauze to stiffen it.


I did two layers,  allowing each layer to dry thoroughly,  and then I cut it up the back with sharp scissors  and removed it from the dress form and took away the cling film.

I carefully shaped the top and trimmed the bottom of the bodice to make a lovely shape and then covered it in  ribbon and lace .. and trimmed it as needed

The back of the dress was laced together with thinner ribbon where it had been cut off the dress from.

It took me all day to add in layers of the tulle, lace and ribbons

I carefully placed tiny gemstones from Want2Scrap   along each length of the ribbon  and I cut them into fish tails

The tiny white roses are from  Wild Orchid Crafts  as are the pearl and diamant√© gemstones on the bows.

It really is much prettier in real life and the question is ... who do I give it to?

Maybe Isabella my Great Granddaughter would love it.  I am going to watch her sing Carols at her nursery school today.

I can imagine the teacher saying "Come on Isabella ... sing"   and she will reply "In a minute ..."

Three year olds can be such fun

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx








49 comments:

  1. Hi Christina this is stunning really beautiful xx

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  2. Good morning Christina,
    Wow! oh! Wow! this is absolutely amazing, love, love, love it.
    Oooo!! think we might need a Tutorial!!
    Enjoy the Nursery Show they are always so sweet to watch.

    Patricia x

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  3. Ooo Ahhh Christina how beautiful ! is this, ? it certainly has the Wow .
    Enjoy your granddaughters singing ,they are such lovely moments to treasure .
    Elaine H X

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  4. Christina i do so love your pretty dress. I wait each day to see your new creation and miss your blog when you are too busy. Like you i love all crafts and am just finishing a patchwork snakes and ladders.

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  5. Christina, this is so beautiful. Such a lot of work but really worth it.

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  6. Morning Christina,
    Wow! this is stunning, such a lot of work.
    Lydia
    X

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  7. Christina this is stunning love it ,hope who ever gets it appreciates the time and
    effort put in .
    Marion H

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  8. Stunning! Another fabulous project thank you for sharing x

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  9. Stunning, this is so beautiful.
    Di x

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  10. wow this is so beautiful. yes great granddaughters are precious. i have one who is just 4 months old. her beautiful smile makes my heart swell. enjoy.

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  11. I can´t find the right words . . . I'm very impressed . . . it is unbelievably beautiful!
    ELFi

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  12. Hi Christina
    This certainly has the wow factor in triplicate. It's amazing. Enjoy the concert
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  13. Wow - you really are a talented lady - well done

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  14. You're so creative. The dress form would make a lovely gift.

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  15. This is stunning Christina, your great granddaughter would adore this it's beautiful.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  16. Such a lovely gift it will be for anyone lucky enough to receive it! You did a marvelous job. Thank you.

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  17. Christina this is absolutely stunning, what a beautiful idea...I am sure your little one would love it...I am sure it did take hours to do, a real labour of love...I agree we need a tutorial.....where did you buy your dress form from? Luv Ursula xx

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  18. A Big OMG!!! Good Morning to You Christina! Your creativity never ceases to Amaze… and this is an amazing piece. It's beautiful, just beautiful! On the Oooo and Ahhhh factor… it's off the scale. Would love to see a tutorial. I love to see the "Little Ones" Christmas Program at school. They are so precious! Enjoy your day! You made mine perfect!

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  19. Your versatility knows no bounds! Gorgeous. X

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  20. O.M.G Christina that is beautiful, words fail me, hard work for you but a beautiful result.
    Regards Liz Turnbull.

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  21. This is stunning...you did such a great job on this...
    It turned out awesome....I think a tutorial is due...
    Well done Christina

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful keepsake!

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  23. Christina this is absolutely beautiful. You have been blessed with such a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  24. Christina....This dress is incredible!!!! You have such an amazing creative talent and how lucky we all are that you so willingly share it.

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  25. Hi Christina. Isabella sounds such a delightful. Hope you enjoy your Carol concert.

    The dress is a Stunner. Such a gorgeous present. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan.xx

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  26. WOW Gorgeous Christina. Funny I'm working on one (paper mache dress) too. Fun aren't they! Yours is so stunning! Never thought to do something like this, but am in love with it.
    xo Nana

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  27. This is so beautiful. I don't know if I could part with it. It would make a beautiful decor item for a little girls room. Or a big girls room for that matter. You do such wonderful work. I love getting your posts.

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  28. This is gorgeous Christina you are so talented, love all your projects.
    hugs Chea

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  29. Watch out Fashion Runway, here comes a beautiful creation by Christina. What a magical dress you have created. I can see the fairies dancing around in it now.

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  30. Hi Christina, That is the most beautiful thing I think I've ever seen. You are such a talented lady. Thanks so much for showing us. x

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  31. After reading all the other comments -what more can I say? Fantastic creation- I only wish I had half your talent. I hope you make a"see though" display box to keep it in.

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  32. Wonderful and a stunning creation Christina, it's just amazing and a keepsake for some very lucky lady one day. Hope the singing went well :-)
    Take care Maria x

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  33. Wow! this is a labour of love. Absolutely stunning Christina. Pat x

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  34. Sunning Christina, an absolutely lovely gift for your great granddaughter,
    XxxxRuth

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  35. Wow Wow this is absolutely stunning what a beautiful design xx

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  36. Hi Christina
    I'm absolutely speechless with wonder. What a fab u lous idea. Isabella would love it. Please get her mum to put it up out of the way, so that she could look at it rather than place with. I work with 4 year olds and they are so destructive without realising what they are doing.

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  37. Very, very pretty. I hope you find someone worthy who will appreciate all of the time you spent on it. If I recall correctly, you said that your granddaughter appreciates the gifts you make for her and doesn't play with them, but displays them. She would be the perfect recipient.

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  38. Just beautiful Christina,yes it'd make the perfect gift for a bride!

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  39. Gorgeous dress, what little girl wouldn't love to receive this from Great Grandma. Isabella is such a lucky girl. Dianne

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  40. So beautiful and unusual, you are very talented Christina. look forward every day to see your wonderful creations. When I watch C&C it is good to see you there doing your lovely cards. A Very Happy Christmas to you and your familyxx

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  41. Christina,
    You have outdone yourself. What an amazingly gorgeous work of art. I am just in awe. You are so talented...so gifted. Watching the little ones perform is a joy you cannot explain.

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  42. Fabulous. Is there nothing you cannot do?

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  43. Hi Christina, a complete labour of love, looks gorgeous & definitely a perfect gift for a bride - if you cannot make your mind up who to give it to let me just say Me! Me! Me - lol.... x x x

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