Friday, March 23, 2007

Instructions...Finally...















hi....been busy trying to finish up my next assignment! i'm almost done...





i have some down time right now so i thought i'd try to type up some instructions for those of you who wanted them.... i'll start with the dress....


supplies: Basic Grey paper, Bazzill cardstock, Provo Craft eyelets, misc. ribbon from craft stores and buttons. a letter sticker, paper punch and scalloped scissors.


*i used 2 sheets of 12x12 paper...one being the pattern paper, the next the white cardstock. i marked off 1" sections. i then scored a line at each 1" mark. then fold your paper in an accordion ...back and forth.

*the pink paper is 9" l and 5" w. to create the scallops i traced a small ribbon spool and used my x-acto knife to cut the scallops. and then used a small hole punch for the holes.

* the white scalloped cardstock underneath the pink is only 7" l and about 2" wide....i created the scallops the same way as i did the pink paper and i added the eyelets. i adhered the white scalloped paper to the pink but tucking it underneath

*i have the pink paper folded over 1" on each side, so it wraps around the pattern paper. but make sure the fold is at an angel....so the dress will have that (A) shape. does that make sense?....see the picture above.

*to give the dress the curve it needed i used a piece of ribbon, tied a knot in one end, put that through the dress (picture above) and then pulled it through to the other side. pull it just a bit so the dress will bend. once you have where you want it tie another knot in that end. i know, it looks pretty "jimmy rigged" but it works....you can't see the back anyway....
*i just used adhesive for the ribbon straps but you could punch a small hole and string the ribbon through and then cover it up with the button. or if you felt really ambitious you could sew the straps and buttons on....even add stitching around the dress etc....
*the circle that has the letter "L" in it is just cut with my scalloped scissors.
* i added the white cardstock to the back of the dress at the end...just makes it more sturdy and looks like a little slip sticking out of the bottom. :)
* you could also add large scallops at the bottom of the dress...make pockets...the possibilities are endless.....
*the hanger i made using some craft wire....
if there is something i may not have been clear about or you need further instructions feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment.....
i'll post the belt instructions when i have more time.....





1 comment:

iralamija said...

ok!! THIS IS SSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! I love this idea TFS!!!

BETY :)