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.
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.