The Fabric of Our Lives
That's the theme our hostess, Dorcas, has chosen for Mo's Challenge this week. I had a couple of ideas, but settled on using "Trudy's Party Dress" and making her a little cotton apron.
I can only give general instructions, because my cards are always 5" x 7", and I think most of you do smaller cards. I measured her waist and how long I wanted the apron to be then tripled the waist measurement and added a little to the length to allow for a hem. I cut out a rectangle of fabric following those measurements, hemmed the bottom and sewed a basting stitch along the top. It was than gathered to fit her waist, and a length of ribbon was sewed along the top to cover the basting and act as the ties. I had cut out and mounted the image on the DP, so slits were cut for the ties, which were then pushed through to the back and secured with tape. I used narrow double-sided tape to secure the apron to her dress and added the satin ribbon rose for decoration. I think she turned out cute, and will probably do this again.
Tools: Copics, White gel pen, Black ink pad, Sewing machine, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die and Shape-abilities Parisian die, Xacto knife
Papers: SU! Blush Blossom and Brocade Blue, Neenah smooth white, "Posey" digital DP from Raspberry Road
Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Grosgrain ribbon, Ribbon rose, Gathered lace
Let's see what you'll do with this fun challenge! The DT has lots of different ideas and plenty of inspiration to get you going!
More in Pink & Blue
These cards don't have fabric on them, but they are in the same color scheme!
Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Embossing folders, MS branch punch, NS Embossing leaf punch set, Sponge dauber
Papers: SU! Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Coral, Neenah smooth white
Embellishments: Gathered lace, Gingham ribbon, Flowers, Pearl sprays, and pearl cabochons
Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Marianne swirl die, Clear star dust pen
Papers: SU! Turquoise, Orchid, Neenah smooth white, DP from stash
Embellishments: Flowers from WOC, Satin gingham ribbon, Wing charm, Pearl cabochons
Thanks for dropping by!