Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Alice in Wonderland

Last weekend I went to a hens party for my lovely friend Kayleigh.  The theme was Alice in Wonderland and we were all asked to dress up.  I must admit at first I wasn't too keen but in the end i decided to go all out and make my own costume.

So here is my dress.  
I used the black cards from 8 decks of cards which I have sewn together.

First I made a skirt pattern.  Here's Marsh helping me.

Then I placed cards on the pattern and kept them together with little bits of masking tape.

Very carefully I've sewn them together.  As I didn't want to risk them coming apart I ran duct tape on the back to strengthen the skirt.

 I used my punches and die cuts to make flowers with playing cards and SU card which I hand sewed on. 

The back 
Here we are with Kayleigh (Alice).  From left, Julie, Yola, Anna, Lynda, Clare, Jenny, Niki, and me. Kayleigh and Helen in front.
We had a great night!

No outfit is complete without accessories.  I made this bracelet and a handbag.

Here is my little bag.  It's just big enough for my purse, phone and a lipstick.  
First I made a pattern out of paper which I stuck the cards on to.  
My lovely friend Kim laminated it for me.  I hand stitched it together with embroidery thread.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ha - so fun man. Great idea on the cards and accessories.