So when I saw this in the latest Ballard Design Catalog….
I fell a lil bit in LUURRRRVVVVEEEE…reminds me of Lassie…and how Timmy’s mom (always in a fabulous dress) and she always had a fresh chocolate cake when he came home from school…are you with me? Did you watch that? Or was that just me…ok…I digress…
So I made this….for $4 (cost of the canvas….free books, had the glue (rubber cement… and black paper…)
Here is how I did it…
Trace out on a sheet of poster board (be sure it is the same size as your canvas you will be using) the dress design….I printed out the picture and used it as a guide…it is really basic shapes..don’t tell me you can’t draw this…if you break it down into pieces…I promise you can….doesn’t have to be perfect…
When you like your sketch….get your book out ( I had an old one sitting around…) and tear out a few pages….I started by tracing the arms onto the paper (if you used a piece of poster board you could just cut it out and use that for your template of pieces.)
Start with the arms…(do one, and then reverse it on another page and trace the opposite arm)
Then do the center…be sure the page writing goes at a slant…adds to the design
See how the center pages are at a slant…sorry, this is hard to explain ;)
Then I cut 4 pieces for the skirt out of the same book pages…
I used this old Heloise books….
For the other part of the skirt I used a newer book with whiter pages….
I used the book to hold the pages in place to trace a scallop design…then I cut them that shape.
I did the accent pieces by themselves…using black scrapbook paper and book pages without writing…( you will need 2 triangles for the collar, a center piece and black round buttons, and a belt with a center oval…)
For the center belt I just cut the center out…
I glued it down to the canvas with rubber cement (doesn’t wrinkle or warp…love that)
Oh so cute! I am LUURRRVVVEEE!!!
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