August 1, 2008

Show Me Your Form

Tiffany from Shabby Scraps is having a "Show Me Your Form" party today. In honor of Tiffany and her event, I now introduce to you... Emma. She has been naked for a long time now, but thanks to Tiffany she now has the finest handmade gown.

I used a scalloped, oval punch to make several ovals to layer for her skirt. I love toile, black, and cream.

Vintage black seam binding made the perfect tie at Emma's waist.

Her top was made by layering lots and lots of this beautiful trim. I put this red piece across her top to show you what I used.

I would love to have a top like this to wear.

This vintage broach I picked up some time ago. Again, I used vintage black seam binding to tie it around her neck. Looks like it was made to go with this outfit.

Above shows the under side of her skirt and the layers of ovals that I used to make it. I started at her waist and just kept working my way around.

Emma is so happy to have a special place in my studio now and loved all of the attention she received to make her so beautiful. I hope that she inspires you to create your own design. I have never altered a dress form before, so I am thankful to Tiffany for hosting this wonderful event and for helping me to challenge myself as an artist. I really love the end result.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!



Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful..What a lovely job you did creating that dress..Love the colors too..

Smarty Pants said...

lovely work!
I want to send your Mom a card!

Alisa said...

OMGoodness, Emma's dress is gorgeous! You did a lovely job.

Saucy said...

Emma is adorable! Love her paper get-up.

KathyJ said...

Beautiful...I love the colors and patterns you choose, just lovely!

ceekay said...

Very cute. I love the colors. Would go in my home perfectly also!

Carla said...

Rhoda, your altered dress form turned out great. I love how you used layers to create the skirt and top. What a wonderful addition to your studio.

just being crafty said...

Emma is just lovely and the dress you made BEAUTIFUL!!! I would want a top like that too!!! Have a wonderful weekend.


Kathy said...

Very pretty dress, I wouldn't mind Emma's figure either!
Your Mom's package is on the way...

miss magpie-pixie said...

Emma looks beautiful Rhonda !

I would never have thought of layering her dress like you did !
Her necklace is gorgeous !!

You are very creative my friend !!

have a good weekend !


cherished*vintage said...

Emma is super cute! I love her brooch too. Thanks for sharing her!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How cute is that! Great papers and scallops. Gotta love the choker too!

Rosa said...

Hi Rhonda,
You did a fantastic job with the dress, it's beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Take care,

tiffany~shabby scraps said...

emma is beautiful! I absolutely love her new dress, so glad this party could inpire you! Thanks for helping save nadia from the fire pit!
xoxo, Tiffany

Sherry said...

Emma is a beauty and I'm with you Rhonda...I love black and cream toile...her dress is spectacular!

Jules said...

Hi Rhonda i am you fall Tussie mussie swap partner for whimsy ladies and i adore making tussies.Can you email me your address and any hints to me and i will send you my address i am in Australia.
I am shabby Jules aka Jullie Dodds
at whimsical Notions blog
and my email is